Recommended Organizations

The Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs values the work of many other organizations in the DC area and beyond, and highly recommends our students and affiliates to acknowledge the advocacy efforts as well as utilize the work, research, and reports provided by the following organizations:

    • Women’s Foreign Policy Groupis an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit, educational membership organization that promotes global engagement and the leadership, visibility and participation of women in international affairs.
    • Promundo-US; works to promote gender equality and prevent violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls. Its programs, campaigns, and advocacy efforts are based in rigorous research, including the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), and are designed to improve the lives of people around the world.
    • Together for Girls; aims to raise awareness, promote evidence-based solutions, and galvanize coordinated action across sectors to end violence against boys and girls, with a special focus on sexual violence against girls.
    • Addiction Resourceraises awareness of the dangers of substance abuse among the LGBTQ community.
    • UN Women; serves as a global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential.
    • Center for Health & Gender Equity (CHANGE); promotes sexual and reproductive health and rights as a means to achieve gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls by shaping public discourse, elevating women’s voices, and influencing the United States Government.
    • Global Fund for Women; campaigns for zero violence, economic and political empowerment, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. These are the most critical building blocks for women’s human rights. When a woman has these rights, she can be strong, safe, powerful, and heard.
    • International Center for Research on Women (ICRW); advances gender equity, inclusion and the alleviation of poverty worldwide. To this end, ICRW works with non-profit, government and private sector partners to conduct research, develop and guide strategy and build capacity to promote evidence-based policies, programs and practices.
    • GenderNet; an international forum where experts from development co-operation agencies meet to define common approaches in support of gender equality and women’s rights. It brings together gender equality advisors from DAC member agencies as well as observers (UN Women, the World Bank, regional development banks).
    • Girls Inc.; delivers life-changing programs that equip girls to overcome serious barriers to grow up strong, smart, and bold.
    • National Women’s Law Center; supports policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential throughout their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in their communities.
    • National LGBT Chamber of Commerce; the largest advocacy organization dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for LGBT people, and the exclusive certifying body for LGBT-owned businesses.
    • Institute for Women’s Policy Research; conducts and communicates research to inspire public dialogue, shape policy, and improve the lives and opportunities of women of diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and experiences.
    • Women in International Security; is the premier organization in the world dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security.
    • Health Policy Plus: Gender & Sexual Diversity Training; this training was developed by the USAID- and PEPFAR-funded Health Policy Project, in coordination with a U.S. Government interagency team made up of members of the PEPFAR Key Populations Working Group and the PEPFAR Gender Technical Working Group. This version of the curriculum was developed specifically for PEPFAR staff and their country-level implementing partners to help country programs understand and address the needs of gender and sexual minority communities in the context of HIV programming, U.S. workplace policy on non-discrimination, and through a human rights lens.
    • The Womanstats Project; this project is dedicated to the continual expansion of the WomanStats Database, as well as the pursuit of our research agenda assessing the relationship between the situation and security of women, and the dynamics between security, stability, and the behavior of the state.

Gender Equality Initiative in International Affairs (GEIA)


Elliott School of International Affairs, GW

1957 E Street NW, Suite 501

Washington, DC 20052


Phone: +1 (202) 994-8483



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