Local and national conflicts escape borders, threatening regional stability. WIIS’ long-standing engagement with regional and multilateral security organizations on issues of gender equality and security show how gender integration into security institutions and practices can produce more effective responses to collective security challenges.
Beginning with its legacy work on NATO, WIIS has been at the forefront in examining why strengthening collective security arrangements through cooperation and partnership engagement requires a gender dimension. Gender integration helps security institutions maximize operational effectiveness in complex security environments.
Global and Regional Security
The shifting global security environment and the effects of globalization have “regionalized” global security concerns. Understanding the complex challenges at the regional level–transnational terrorism, humanitarian and climate crises, weak states–and their gendered dimensions is critical to understanding the larger global security environment.