Institutional Partners

In 2018, WIIS and the Women’s Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) partnered on key professional development and mentoring activities.

WFPG promotes and supports women’s leadership by highlighting and providing greater visibility for women leaders in foreign policy, amplifying their voices, and raising up role models for the next generation. Find more about the Women’s Foreign Policy Group on their website.

In 2020, WIIS and WFPG launched a series of  monthly virtual career development events. Throughout these events, participants will build upon important career development skills and connect with professionals in international affairs. Learn more here.

Since 2016, the Embassy of Liechtenstein and WIIS have partnered on a series of roundtables and policy briefs on the gender dimensions of key international security challenges. For more information on this partnership, see publications and programs.

The Embassy of Liechtenstein seeks to build an engaged partnership and sustained dialogue with the US, not only in Washington but throughout the 50 states on political, economic, cultural and academic spheres. For more information, see the Embassy of Liechtenstein’s website.

The 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 and the Women, Peace and Security Act adopted by the U.S. Congress in October 2017.

The CSWG was created in July 2010 to encourage and to support the U.S. Government’s efforts in the adoption of a National Action Plan (NAP) focused on Women, Peace and Security.

The U.S. Institute of Peace acts as the non-partisan, independent secretariat of the working group. Because the U.S. CSWG’s members are primarily non-governmental and academic institutions, the non-partisan nature of USIP has been vital to the group’s success and allowed for organizations from across the political spectrum to participate in the working group. WIIS functions as the fiscal agent of the Group.

For more information on the Group, see the USIP website.

Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy is a leadership network that brings together heads of organizations working in nuclear policy who are committed to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. Gender Champions include Presidents, Directors, and other institutional heads of organizations whose agendas and/or members address nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear weapons policy, nuclear disarmament, nuclear security, nuclear deterrence, nuclear energy, and other related topics. We launched on November 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. The video from the launch can be viewed here.

Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy is designed to augment and complement decades of accomplishment in building networks, skills, mentorship, visibility, voice, and community among women working in the nuclear policy field by adding commitment at the leadership level of the nuclear policy sector. The engagement of male and female leaders is critical to the kinds of policy, behavioral, environmental, and cultural changes that are needed to achieve effective gender balance in the nuclear field.

This initiative is inspired by and modeled on the International Gender Champions, who represent the leaders of the United Nations and other International Organizations, Ambassadors accredited to them, and associated civil society and business groups. More information about the International Gender Champions can be found at

The Nuclear Threat Initiative protects lives, the environment, and our quality of life now and for future generations. NTI works with leaders, partners, and citizens from around the world to develop policies to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, prevent their use, and end them as a threat. NTI designs innovative threat-reduction projects that show governments the way and build momentum and support for action. NTI works with presidents and prime ministers, scientists and technicians, educators and students, and people from around the world. NTI collaborates with partners worldwide, raises awareness, and advocates for creative solutions.