WOMEN IN INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ROMANIA – MORE THAN A NETWORK OF EXPERTS IN THE FIELD OF INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND SECURITY

Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State, Melanne Verveer, emphasized, “Too often, women’s roles are marginalized because they are not seen in terms of their leadership. We must see women as leaders, not victims. We must also view their participation not as a favor to women, but as essential to peace and security.” 

WIIS-Romania is an independent, non-partisan network organization, registered under Romanian law. It belongs to the world-wide family of WIIS international affiliates and aims to endorse and promote WIIS mission and values.

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ADVANCE

We advance the role of women in foreign and defense affairs, and we believe that they play an important role to lasting peace and security.


SUPPORT

We support women experts in the field to raise their visibility showing that they are trained, competent and have much to say on the topics related to foreign affairs and defense matters.


STAND

We stand with feminists to achieve gender equality and protect their rights in Romania and worldwide.


ENGAGE

We engage in research projects and debates on critical international and national security issues.

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WIIS ROMANIA LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dr.Simona Hobincu, President

Dr. Viviana Anghel, Vice President

Prof. Dr. Liliana Popescu, Steering Committee, Honorary WIIS Romania Member

Dr. Mihaela Raileanu, Advisory Board of Experts

Dr. Angela Gramada, Advisory Board of Experts

Dr. Antonia Colibasanu, Advisory Board of Experts

WIIS ROMANIA PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

WIIS Romania is engaged in the following projects and partnerships:

  1. Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda Monitoring in Romania
  2. Feminist Foreign Policy
  3. New Generation of Women (Leaders and Experts)
  4. ESEE FANEL- partnership, support and events
  5. #SHEcurity Campaign – partnership and support

To learn more about WIIS Romania programs and events visit also our WIIS Romania Tribune website page or WIIS Romania Facebook page.

“Feminism is women`s road to authonomy”

Dr. Mihaela Miroiu (Romanian feminist)

WIIS GLOBAL

Ariela Blatter, President & CEO of WIIS Global

Women In International Security (WIIS) is the premier organization in the world dedicated to advancing the leadership and professional development of women in the field of international peace and security. WIIS (pronounced “wise”) sponsors leadership training, mentoring, and networking programs as well as substantive events focused on current policy problems. WIIS also supports research projects and policy engagement initiatives on critical international security issues, including the nexus between gender and security.

Since the founding of WIIS in 1987, women have advanced to increasingly important roles in the field of international security. There are new and expanding opportunities for women’s participation globally, as women are present in greater numbers in foreign and defense affairs and now occupy important positions in governments around the world. In recent years, the international community has recognized the important contributions of women to peace and security and has made commitments to include women in peace and security decision-making at all levels. But equal representation of women is not yet a reality, especially at senior levels of policymaking.

Women in International Security was part of the Center for Peace and Security Studies (CPASS), in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. In 2011 WIIS joined  The Center For Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). In January 2013 WIIS moved into the SIPRI offices in Washington, DC..

The new address for WIIS Global is 1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 700, Washington DC 20036.

More about WIIS: http://www.wiisglobal.org

Women In International Security Romania

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