Programs

Ongoing Programs

WIIS Book Club

Women In International Security (WIIS) launched a book club! This book club will be a platform for WIIS members to discuss and share books they are passionate about and pertinent to the field.

Summer Happy Hour Series

Learn more about these monthly gatherings to meet other WIIS members in the DC Metro area! We hope to see you there!

WIIS Bluebook

The WIIS Blue Book is a roster for female experts in the field of national and international security that are available for service on Governing Boards of Think Tanks and other Non-Profit Organizations.

Gender Scorecard Initiative

The Gender Scorecard initiative measures and assesses how gender is mainstreamed in institutions and programs.

GPS Initiative

The Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) Initiative is designed to bridge existing divides between the traditional security community and the WPS community.  The Initiative seeks to reframe and broaden the WPS agenda to include a Gender, Peace, and Security agenda in order to advance knowledge and build and support a community of international security experts that are more diverse and knowledgeable about the gender dimensions of complex international security challenges.

Upcoming Programs

Next Generation Symposium

The Next Generation GPS Symposium will convene an international cohort of 20-24 graduate students and young professionals for an intensive 5-day program examining international security challenges from a GPS perspective.

Past Programs

Gender, Peace and Security Policy Roundtable Series

The Gender, Peace and Security Policy Roundtable Series explores the gender dimensions of key regional security challenges. The roundtable discussions provide a forum for bringing together a diverse group of experts and policymakers to advance gender considerations in security policy deliberations. See the policy briefs here.

Missing Peace Initiative

The Missing Peace Initiative is a project of The United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and Women In International Security. It brings together expert scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and military and civil society actors to examine the issue of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings, identify gaps in knowledge and reporting and explore how to increase the effectiveness of current responses to such violence.

Combat Integration Initiative

The Combat Integration Initiative examines and monitors the integration of women in the military, including the integration of women in combat positions in the U.S. military.

Women, Peace, and Security Leadership Program

The Women, Peace, and Security Leadership Program enables WIIS'  Women in International Security team of highly educated professionals, many of whom have extensive military backgrounds who assist countries’, to help with the development and implementation of their Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans.  WIIS evaluates and assesses existing plans and programs and provides training for government agencies, including security institutions, on how to successfully execute their plans.

Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism Roundtables

Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism Roundtables provide a forum for bringing together an international group of experts and policymakers from the counter-terrorism and Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) communities. Key takeaways and recommendations of expert roundtables are captured and disseminated in the form of policy briefs. See policy briefs here.

Men, Peace and Security Symposium

Men, Peace and Security Symposium took place on October 28-30, 2013. The symposium aimed to better understand how the ascribed norms of men and masculine identities contribute to, and may even help mitigate violent conflict and post-conflict. It builds upon and complements the work of the Women, Peace, and Security agenda, especially as seen through the UN Security Council Resolution 1325. It applies the lens of gender to the broader issues surrounding peace and security.

Next Generation Symposium

The Next Generation GPS Symposium will convene an international cohort of 20-24 graduate students and young professionals for an intensive 5-day program examining international security challenges from a GPS perspective.