WIIS-Netherlands (WIIS-NL) is an affiliate of the international NGO Women in International Security.

WIIS-NL Members include: professionals, policy-makers, academics, NGOs, think tanks, employees of international bodies and organizations, embassy staff, politicians, students, and interested members of the general public. The Chapter’s base is the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) Leiden University in The Hague.  The main aim of WIIS-NL is to advance understanding in the Netherlands of the need for greater gender equality in international security. Our definition of security is broad and includes human security.  Our objectives are: (1) to raise awareness of issues relating to gender and security across the Kingdom of the Netherlands; (2) raise awareness of the Women Peace and Security agenda in the Netherlands and worldwide; and (3) to educate and inform general audiences in the Netherlands about the importance of gender balancing and gender equality in international security and human security.

We hold events during the Academic year (September – June) at Leiden University and other locations in The Hague, the Netherlands.

WIIS Netherlands communicates with members through email; its social media presence, and the chapter’s webpage to share information on a regular basis.  The WIIS-NL Chapter provide a structured and regular forum for members based in the Netherlands to explore and discuss the role women play in international security, the need for greater gender equality, and the political and social changes required to further this goal. 

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