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||Speed Expertise "Delivering on the Women, Peace and Security agenda"|
The Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, associated with United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (adopted in October 2000), is recognized as the most significant and far-reaching global framework for advancing gender equality in military affairs, conflict resolution and security governance. However, the agenda’s implementation is heavily dependent on Member States who transpose and implement the resolution on a national level through the development of National Action Plans (NAPs). Twenty-two years after UNSCR 1325, the agenda and its champions have come under criticism for lack of results, or discontinued efforts.
Where do we stand regarding the WPS agenda’s implementation in the EU and beyond? What countries have ‘successfully’ implemented the resolution and what are the “best practices” that we should build upon? What are the challenges when it comes to implementing, monitoring, and financing NAPs? What is France’s stance on 1325?
In this Speed Expertise, we will have the pleasure of hearing from Amy Herr, a fourth-year Ph.D. researcher in the Peace Studies and International Development department at the University of Bradford. As a feminist peacebuilder and sociologist, she is conducting an extensive analysis of EU countries’ NAPs for UNSCR 1325. She is a member of Young WILPF Germany, the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, and is the editor of several published volumes on EU civic engagement, foreign policy, international development, and WPS.
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.