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Submission Information

Blind Peer Review Process: Please send ONE piece per submission to All identifying details will be removed by the designated email checker and sent out to the PGI Editorial Board. Once the submission has been reviewed, the designated email checker will connect the Editorial Board to the author for comments. If the necessary changes to prepare the piece to publication standards are beyond the interest or time constraints of the author, up to THREE submissions per academic year will be accepted, with a maximum of one publication.

Detailed Guidelines: Articles should not exceed 6000 words. Articles are subject to inclusion, publication, and editing at the discretion of the PGI Board. While there will be a fact-checking and review process, the author is ultimately responsible for factual accuracy and academic integrity.

Submissions should note the author’s name, concentration, email address, phone number, and byline (two line bio.) Articles should note the concentration within which the piece fits.

If you your work does not fit any one concentration or is cross-concentrational, let us know and there will be a section dedicated to such pieces.

Deadline for submissions throughout the academic year: APRIL 1, 2013. We will accept papers as we receive them through the academic year. Monthly, we will post articles online. At the close of the academic year, a selection of papers published online will be included in a hard copy journal. Submissions received after the semester has formally closed will be reviewed for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Your thoughts should be heard. Get your ideas out there: It is important to publish during grad school in order to establish you ideas in the field. Once you’ve published it is easier to be published again. Send us your work; research papers, book reviews, op-eds, interviews, photos (with substantive descriptive copy), preliminary thesis formulations, articles, etc. Pieces previously submitted as coursework should be tailored for general interest. The team of editors will work with you to improve your submission until it is ready for publication.

This journal is a chance for the voices of the students to be heard by future employer, colleagues, and donors. Let’s really submit our very best work.

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February 26, 2013
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Worst Place in the World to be a Woman?

June 19, 2011
By Ivana Kvesic

On June 15th, TrustLaw released a global perception poll of academics, aid professionals, health workers, policy makers, journalists, and development specialists on what in their opinion would be the five most dangerous countries in the world for women. The poll was based upon the levels of discrimination, sexual violence, health, cultural/customary practices, non-sexual violence, and trafficking prevalent in countries across the globe.

The title of worst place in the world to be a woman according to TrustLaw’s global perception poll was given to Afghanistan based upon health, economic/discrimination, and non-sexual violence indicators. Indeed, Afghanistan suffers from massive gender inequality that typically transcends ethnic, socio-economic, and tribal lines and virtually makes the Afghan constitution a meaningless resource for women in obtaining and protecting their rights. The fact that Afghanistan managed to top this list raises several questions about the almost 10 years of international intervention and what lies ahead for Afghanistan and Afghan women with the future exodus of foreign troops.

Although TrustLaw’s poll is highly debated, what is important about this poll is the fact that it exists, that it is sparking global debate, and that it is putting the dangers women face on the international news radar. What remains to be seen is if this poll will spark more than just debate and result in much needed action.

To view TrustLaw’s danger poll please check out: