The contributions that women make to international peace and security are just beginning to be underlined. WIIS is working to ensure that recognition translates into leadership opportunities for women around the world.
ADVANCING THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY
Women In International Security (WIIS) is the premier organization in the world dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security. WIIS (pronounced “wise”) sponsors leadership training, mentoring, and networking programs as well as substantive events focused on current policy problems. WIIS also supports research projects and policy engagement initiatives on critical international security issues, including the nexus between gender and security.
“Our mission is profoundly important: Advancing the role of women in the field of international peace and security will be one of the keys to advancing peace and security in our world in the 21st century.”
Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat • President, WIIS
We promote the role of women in peacekeeping and peacebuilding processes and we believe that their point of view is important to build lasting peace.
We raise the exposure level of female experts showing that women have much to say on the topics related to security in the 21 st century.
We introduce career paths in the fields of security to young women and we encourage them to undertake conscious decisions regarding their academic and professional life.
We equip women with tools used for the networking reasons, we train them in leadership and negotiations skills.
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