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.
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.
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.
We stand with feminists to achieve gender equality and protect their rights in Romania and worldwide.
We engage in research projects and debates on critical international and national security issues.
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 is engaged in the following projects and partnerships:
- Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda Monitoring in Romania
- Feminist Foreign Policy
- New Generation of Women (Leaders and Experts)
- ESEE FANEL- partnership, support and events
- #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)
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..
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