A Kenyan Approach to P...

A Kenyan Approach to Preventing Violent Extremism

                      Photo Credit: World Policy Blog     By Fauziya Ali   International actors from the United Nations to the European Union are increasingly recognizing the role of women and women’s organizations in efforts to counter and prevent violent extremism. Still, much of the international debate focuses on […]

The Qatari Crisis and ...

The Qatari Crisis and the Fight Against ISIS

  On June 5, 2017, Saudi Arabia severed diplomatic ties with Qatar and imposed an air, land, and sea blockade against the tiny Gulf nation. Shortly thereafter, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, the Maldives, the Hadi government in Yemen, and the Haftar government in Libya followed suit, joining the Saudi-led bloc against Qatar. […]

Building a Career in U...

Building a Career in UN Peacekeeping as a  Senior-Level Professional: The Importance of Mentorship, Language, and “Taking the Lead.”

   On Monday, June 12, 2017 Women in International Security (WIIS) partnered with the Women’s Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) and the Department of Field Support for UN Peacekeeping Operations (UN DPKO) to co-host an event on the newly relaunched Talent Pipeline with the aim of drawing the interest of senior-level women interested in working in […]

Women Strike For…...

Women Strike For…

By Kathy Crandall Robinson In this blog post, WIIS Senior Fellow Kathy Crandall Robinson examines the legacy of the Women’s Strike for Peace and its vital impact on peace and civil and human rights movements since the early 1960s. She also draws promise and lessons to be applied to today’s efforts for peace. Find the […]

Germany: The (Not So) ...

Germany: The (Not So) Timid Leader

By Claudia Major This blog post by Claudia Major, WIIS Berlin member, examines Germany’s responsibility, as a central European power, to contribute to the military stability and security of Europe. It situates Germany’s role within the rapidly changing security landscape in Europe and globally. Please find the full article on the Carnegie Europe website here.

Jolynn Shoemaker Inter...

Jolynn Shoemaker Interview

 Jolynn Shoemaker, Senior Consultant- Global Business Strategy and Gender Equity at The LcHoesGroup How is being a WIIS member valuable to you? I learned about WIIS when I was in graduate school.  I was very fortunate to have mentors who were very involved in the organization.  One of the first events I attended was a conference on […]

Sarah Yerkes Interview

Sarah Yerkes Interview

Sarah Yerkes, Visiting Foreign Policy Fellow- Center for Middle East Policy at The Brookings Institution 1. How is being a WIIS member valuable to you? I first joined WIIS about a decade ago when I was just starting out in my career and at that point it was incredibly valuable as a networking tool. I remember […]

How to Deal With the R...

How to Deal With the Risk of Rape and Sexual Assault When Doing Fieldwork?

By Alicia Luedke The incident at Terrain Hotel in the capital of South Sudan, Juba in July of this year, in which a number of aid workers were raped by government soldiers highlighted the risks that aid workers, particularly female aid workers face in high-risk areas. This is by no means intended to overshadow the horrific […]

Women and Preventing V...

Women and Preventing Violent Extremism at the Grassroots Level

By: Kristen Cordell Here in Pakistan, Mossarat Qadeem, founder of Paiman Trust, is working at the grassroots level with women, such as mothers, and Madrassa teachers, empowering them to take a stand against violent extremism in their communities. She is advocating for a preventative approach to the type of violent tragedy that recently unfolded in Lahore, where the majority […]

Learning from Civil So...

Learning from Civil Society at CSW60

By Clara Fisher, Paige Harland, Kat Ilich, and Erin McGown  For two weeks in March, thousands of women and men from every country, culture, and social group imaginable flocked to New York City to take part in the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women. Their common goal: gender equality. Our George Washington University graduate […]

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