Congress Can Be Bipartisan: The Case of Human Rights

The ability of Congress to sustain bipartisanship on human rights issues is vital to long-term international stability and U.S. national security, according to Representatives Hultgren (R-IL) and McGovern (D-MA).

What We Do

USIP is America’s nonpartisan institute to promote national security and global stability by reducing violent conflicts abroad. Our staff guide peace talks and advise governments; train police and religious leaders; and support community groups opposing extremism—all to help troubled countries solve their own conflicts peacefully.

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Where We Work

USIP works in 51 countries facing warfare and extremism, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Burma and Nigeria. On any given day, our staff work with partners in prime ministers’ offices and parliaments—and in refugee camps and community centers—building peaceful solutions to bloodshed.

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Women from a rural tribe in Guinea face a camera (Photo courtesy of UN Women)


Overcoming Violence: A Conversation with Women of Courage

Date: Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm

The U.S. Institute of Peace, with the U.S. Department of State, will host an event featuring three of the 2018 Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage awardees. Participants will hear firsthand the paths these women of courage have taken to lead for positive change.