Partners and Contributors


The Women's Foreign Policy Group (Washington, DC and New York, NY)

In 2018, WIIS and the Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) partnered on key professional development and mentoring activities.

WFPG promotes and supports women’s leadership by highlighting and providing greater visibility for women leaders in foreign policy, amplifying their voices, and raising up role models for the next generation. Find more about the Women's Foreign Policy Group on their website.

The Embassy of Liechtenstein (Washington, DC) 

Since 2016, the Embassy of Liechtenstein and WIIS have partnered on a series of roundtables and policy briefs on the gender dimensions of key international security challenges. For more information on this partnership, see publications and programs.

The Embassy of Liechtenstein seeks to build an engaged partnership and sustained dialogue with the US, not only in Washington but throughout the 50 states on political, economic, cultural and academic spheres. For more information, see the Embassy of Liechtenstein's website.

TRENDS Research and Advisory (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 12.16.51 AMIn December 2017, WIIS signed a partnership agreement with  Trends Research and Advisory and co-hosted an international conference on  The Gender Dimensions of International Peace and Security: Keys to Prosperity and Peace in Abu Dhabi. It also provided gender training to UAE officials. For more see TRENDS Research and Advisory's website.

Casimir Pulaski Foundation (Warsaw, Poland)

In November 2017, WIIS entered into a partnership with the Casimir Pulaski Foundation. At its annual Security Forum WIIS hosted a panel on Women and Preventing Violent Extremism. The 2017 Annual Security Forum also saw the launch of WIIS Poland.

U.S. Civil Society Working Group (Washington, DC) 

The U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security (CSWG) is a network of experts, NGOs, and academics with years of experience working on issues involving women, war, and peace. Inspired by and building upon the international Women, Peace, and Security agenda, the CSWG informs, promotes, facilitates, and monitors the meaningful implementation of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security and the Women, Peace and Security Act adopted by the U.S. Congress in October 2017.

The CSWG was created in July 2010 to encourage and to support the U.S. Government’s efforts in the adoption of a National Action Plan (NAP) focused on Women, Peace and Security.

The U.S. Institute of Peace acts as the non-partisan, independent secretariat of the working group. Because the U.S. CSWG’s members are primarily non-governmental and academic institutions, the non-partisan nature of USIP has been vital to the group’s success and allowed for organizations from across the political spectrum to participate in the working group. WIIS functions as the fiscal agent of the Group.

For more information on the Group, see the USIP website.

Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy

Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy is a leadership network that brings together heads of organizations working in nuclear policy who are committed to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. Gender Champions include Presidents, Directors, and other institutional heads of organizations whose agendas and/or members address nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear weapons policy, nuclear disarmament, nuclear security, nuclear deterrence, nuclear energy, and other related topics. We launched on November 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. The video from the launch can be viewed here.

Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy is designed to augment and complement decades of accomplishment in building networks, skills, mentorship, visibility, voice, and community among women working in the nuclear policy field by adding commitment at the leadership level of the nuclear policy sector. The engagement of male and female leaders is critical to the kinds of policy, behavioral, environmental, and cultural changes that are needed to achieve effective gender balance in the nuclear field.

This initiative is inspired by and modeled on the International Gender Champions, who represent the leaders of the United Nations and other International Organizations, Ambassadors accredited to them, and associated civil society and business groups. More information about the International Gender Champions can be found at



U.S. CSWG Member Organizations

WIIS Corporate and Institutional Contributors 

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Cohen Group
  • Global Center on Cooperative Security
  • Harvard University
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • LcHoesGroup, LLC
  • Liechtenstein Embassy in Washington. D.C.
  • Nuclear Threat Initiative
  • School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

We thank our past contributors:

WIIS has partnered with many organizations throughout its history. The following are just a sampling of the organizations that have worked with WIIS or supported our mission with funding.

  • The Advocacy Project
  • Bechtel
  • Bosch Foundation
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Citigroup Foundation
  • CNA Corporation
  • Coca Cola
  • Columbia University
  • Compton Foundation
  • Connect U.S. Fund
  • CRDF Global
  • Deloitte
  • DynCorp
  • DCR Global
  • EADS
  • Eastman Kodak
  • Embassy of Liechtenstein
  • Ford Foundation
  • Foundation "Avec et pour autres"
  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation
  • Geneva Centre for Democratic Control of the Armed Forces
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • German Marshall Fund
  • Hicks & Associates Inc.
  • Hunt Alternatives Fund
  • International Civil Society Action Network
  • Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
  • LeadStar
  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • Management Assistance Group
  • McCormick Tribune Foundation
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • National Defense University
  • NATO
  • Navigant Consulting
  • New York University
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Nuclear Threat Initiative
  • Peace and Security Funders Network
  • Ploughshares Fund
  • Raytheon Company
  • Rockefeller Financial Services
  • Role of American Military Power (RAMP), AUSA
  • SAIC
  • Sara Lee Corporation
  • Scowcroft Group
  • Stanford University
  • State Department
  • Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Cohen Group
  • The Commonwealth Club
  • The Stanley Center for Peace and Security
  • Truman National Security Project
  • TRW Automotive, Inc.
  • TRENDS Research and Advisory
  • Tufts University
  • Turner Foundation
  • United Nations
  • UN Foundation
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Denver
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Washington
  • URS
  • U.S. Unified Combatant Commands
  • U.S. Institute of Peace
  • 3M
  • Women, Peace, and Security Working Group
  • World Affairs Councils