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WIIS GWU is a chapter of WIIS Global. Since the founding of WIIS in 1987, women have advanced to increasingly important roles in the field of international security. There are new and expanding opportunities for women’s participation globally, as women are present in greater numbers in foreign and defense affairs and now occupy important positions in governments around the world. In recent years, the international community has recognized the important contributions of women to peace and security and has made commitments to include women in peace and security decision-making at all levels. But equal representation of women is not yet a reality, especially at senior levels of policymaking.

WIIS has members— women and men — in 47 countries on 6 continents. They work in international organizations, government, NGO’s, think tanks, universities, corporations and media outlets.

WIIS (pronounced ‘wise’) sponsors leadership, training and capacity building 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.

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