Chapters & Affiliates

Chapters and Affilates

To maximize its outreach, WIIS encourages the creation of U.S. Chapters and International Affiliates. Chapters and Affiliates enhance WIIS’s efforts to advance the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international security. WIIS Chapters and Affiliates operate independently but in close contact with WIIS Global. Currently, WIIS has a network of nine U.S. Chapters and 25 International Affiliates.


Name of Chapter or AffiliateWIIS Italy
Type of UpdateGeneral Update
TitleGlobal Alliance of Regional Women Mediators Network Secretariat

WIIS Italy is currently coordinating the Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks Secretariat. The Global Alliance was established in 2019 as a collaborative initiative from several regional women mediator networks around the world. So far the alliance includes: The Arab Women Mediators, Femwise- Africa, Mediterranean Women Mediators, Nordic Women Mediators, and Women Mediators across the Commonwealth. Together, these networks are able to share their collective voices for common goals with the alliance, while also maintaining their own regional independence. The Global Alliance allows cooperation between regions, so overall women all over the world are strengthened in solidarity.

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The WIIS Chapters and International Affiliates operate independently, but under the guidance of WIIS Global, to fulfill the mission of WIIS, promoting and advocating for women leaders in the international peace and security field with their programming and activities. Legally, U.S. Chapters work as part of WIIS Global.

WIIS has members- women and men -in 47 countries and on six continents. WIIS members work in international organizations, government, NGOs, think tanks, universities, corporations, and media outlets around the world.