Programs

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Gender 101 Training Tools enable trainers to successfully plan and conduct education, training and exercises with an integrated gender perspective within their own functional area of expertise. We offer access to the course materials in an effort to provide leaders in the international security field with the resources needed to help successfully integrate women into operations.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Mentor and Professional Development Program increases the professional opportunities of women, focusing specifically on women at the mid and senior-levels. The program helps women navigate real and presumed obstacles in their careers through the provision of a skill-building series, resource center, and promotion of a transparent network of leaders.

 

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.

 

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.

 

WPS + 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 is more diverse and knowledgeable about the gender dimensions of complex international security challenges.

 

1325 Scorecard Project was supported by a grant from the NATO Science for Peace Program (SPS) and is carried out by Women In International Security (WIIS) and the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP). The Scorecard is a methodology that permits an assessment of how NATO member states (including partners) are integrating the principles of UNSCR 1325 into their military operations.

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