Women, Peace and Security Conflict Tracker


Global armed conflict is on the rise, yet too often, research and coverage of these conflicts is gender-blind. The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Conflict Tracker meets this urgent need by monitoring and analyzing global armed conflict through a WPS lens. As the first of its kind, the WPS Conflict Tracker offers unprecedented gender-sensitive insight into conflict dynamics and key WPS issues for policymakers, advocates, and researchers. The tracker is a valuable cross-national tool to advance the mandate of the WPS Agenda, established by UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000). The WPS Agenda emphasizes the importance of women’s meaningful inclusion in all aspects of conflict resolution and peacebuilding, their protection from violence, and the prioritization of women in relief and recovery efforts.


The WPS Conflict Tracker is the first stage of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security’s new conflict monitoring initiative. Updated monthly, the tracker provides a snapshot of key risks and opportunities for women in 25 conflict-affected countries, as well as each country’s current Conflict Status (At Risk of Escalation, Active Conflict, or Transitioning from Conflict) and WPS Trajectory (Worsening, Static, Improving). The WPS Trajectory – an original indicator – is determined through a holistic assessment of more than 80 qualitative and quantitative data points related to women’s status across the four WPS pillars (participation, prevention, protection, and relief and recovery). Selected countries reflect current events while ensuring geographic coverage and diversity of conflict dynamics. In the coming months, the tracker will also launch country-specific pages with in-depth WPS analysis and advocacy points for a subset of countries. Sign up for the GIWPS mailing list to stay informed. Please reach out to us via email with any questions or comments at WPSConflictTracker@georgetown.edu.