The GIWPS Hillary Rodham Clinton awards — named for the institute’s honorary founding chair — are bestowed annually for exceptional leadership in advancing women’s rights and creating a more peaceful and secure world for all.
Other 2022 awardees include Kateryna Levchenko, government commissioner for gender equality policy; Natalia Karbowska, director on strategic development for the Ukrainian Women’s Fund; and Oleksandra Matviychuk, human rights lawyer and chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Center for Civil Liberties.
“There has been a bright spotlight that is shining right here from Georgetown about what is going on — the advances and the setbacks when it comes to women’s equality and empowerment and engagement,” said Clinton of the annual honors.
GIWPS, led by Executive Director Ambassador Melanne Verveer, also leads cutting edge research, convenes agenda-setting events and symposia and advances global policy through efforts like their Onward for Afghan Women initiative and the Women, Peace and Security Index. The HRC awards are an opportunity to highlight the women and individuals who are leading government and grassroots efforts to advance women’s rights around the globe.
“This is a special opportunity for our community to recognize the leadership of five incredible honorees, women who have demonstrated a deep commitment to protecting and empowering the voices of women,” said Georgetown President John J. DeGioia.
Learn more about each awardee and how they will continue to use their platform to advance their work advancing the rights of women and girls in Ukraine and around the globe.