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 Affiliate||WIIS France|
|Type of Update||Event|
|Title||Women, Gender and Conflict|
|Location||Université Panthéon Assas - Salle des Assises Paris|
Women, Gender and Armed Conflict Conference - 25 November
"Where are the women in international relations?" asked Cynthia Enloe, a pioneer of the feminist approach to international politics, in 1990 in her landmark book "Bananas, Beaches and Bases. Making Feminist Sense of International Politics". Thirty years down the line and twenty years after the adoption of the United Nations resolution 1325, WIIS France, AEGES and the Centre Thucydide (University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas) are joining forces for a half-day of exchanges and meetings on the occasion of the "Women, Gender and Armed Conflicts" conference on 25 November 2021. What does the feminist approach do to the social sciences and to the study of war and peace? How does international law protect women in times of conflict and sanction sexual violence? What place do they have today in conflict resolution processes? Speakers will attempt to answer these questions.
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.