7 episodes

Seeking Peace is a new podcast that explores the role of women in war and peace. Women are too often seen as victims of conflict. But they are leaders and often unsung heroes. We bring you their stories. This podcast is a production of Georgetown's Institute for Women, Peace & Security.

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    • 4.9, 53 Ratings

Seeking Peace is a new podcast that explores the role of women in war and peace. Women are too often seen as victims of conflict. But they are leaders and often unsung heroes. We bring you their stories. This podcast is a production of Georgetown's Institute for Women, Peace & Security.

    Building Peace w/ Monica McWilliams

    Building Peace w/ Monica McWilliams

    Monica McWilliams was one of only two women at the peace talks that ended the war in Northern Ireland. She explains why you have to be willing to “wave goodbye to dinosaurs” to achieve peace. We also hear from a young peace activist in Yemen. 

    • 31 min
    Combating Climate Change w/ Mary Robinson

    Combating Climate Change w/ Mary Robinson

    Former President of Ireland and climate justice activist Mary Robinson explains how climate change is a man-made problem with a feminist solution. And, in Mexico, we hear how the effects of climate change on water resources puts a strain on women specifically. 

    • 32 min
    Peacekeeping w/ Maj. Gen. Kristen Lund

    Peacekeeping w/ Maj. Gen. Kristen Lund

    Major General Kristin Lund, the first and only woman to command a UN peacekeeping mission, tells us how the bond between women makes her job easier. Also, from Ukraine, we meet some of the women joining the police force, a job that was off-limits to them until just a few years ago. 

    • 20 min
    Sustaining Peace w/ Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    Sustaining Peace w/ Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    The first woman to be elected president of any African country, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, explains how she kept the peace in Liberia. We also take you to Colombia, where former FARC combatants are adjusting to legitimate political and civilian life. 

    • 25 min
    Combating Sexual Violence w/ Ashley Judd

    Combating Sexual Violence w/ Ashley Judd

    Actress and UN Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd tells us how sexual violence affects women in war zones. Also on this episode: twenty years after the war in Kosovo, rape survivors are being recognized as victims of war. 

    • 28 min
    Women’s Rights are Human Rights w/ Sec. Hillary Clinton

    Women’s Rights are Human Rights w/ Sec. Hillary Clinton

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tells us why women’s rights have to be a central part of American foreign policy. Also: meet the women of Afghanistan’s first all-female landmine clearing squad. 

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

Astrael ,

Love it!

Gives me hope for the future when so many amazing and strong women are working to make the world a better place for all of us.

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Amazing idea , promoting women and the change of the world

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Inspiring

These projects are more important than ever in order to empower and encourage women and speciually young girls.

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