The Common Good

Personal Encounters Lead to Push for Women’s Advocacy

Melanne Verveer, the first U.S. ambassador for Global Women’s issues has been urging governments and leaders around the world on improving the lives of women. 

As she begins her new journey as the Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, she reflected on her tenure as ambassador and the personal encounters that she had along the way that drove her to raise awareness on the sufferings of women.   When asked about her guiding principle of women’s advocacy, Verveer cited a conversation she had with an Afghan woman in Kabul, 

Please don’t see us as victims but as the women leader we are

To read more about Melanne Verveer’s leadership in empowering women, read here