What We Do

The United States Institute of Peace is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict.

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Women wait at a food distribution site in a United Nations camp outside Juba, South Sudan. (Kassie Bracken/The New York Times)

Online Event

The Voices of South Sudan’s Women

Monday, March 8 | 10:00am - 11:15am EST

In celebration of International Women’s Day, please join USIP, Oxfam International, and FEMRITE (the Ugandan Women Writers Association) for a discussion about how women’s literary voices can contribute to building a deeper understanding of the impact of conflict in South Sudan and inspire progress towards peace.