Centre for International and Defence Policy

Queen's University
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Centre for International and Defence Policy
Centre for International and Defence Policy


Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada is the Canadian affiliate to the larger WIIS Global network dedicated to actively advancing women's leadership, at all stages of their careers, in international peace and security.

WIIS Canada's objectives include:  establishing and expanding the Canadian WIIS  membership-based network of women and men who are dedicated to women's leadership in peace and security, while facilitating connections to the larger global WIIS network; promoting a broader understanding of contemporary international security issues; producing groundbreaking research on women in peace and security careers; and fostering women's leadership development and mentoring support.

WIIS-Canada Events

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

Annual Workshops

9th Annual Workshop:  Women in Security Across Military and Civilian Lines
Mount St. Vincent, Halifax, NS  17-19 June 2016

8th Annual Workshop: Rethinking Foreign and Defence Policy in Canada
Queen's University, Kingston, ON  27-29 May, 2015

7th Annual Workshop 2014: Canada and NATO: Capabilities and Priorities in an Uncertain Environment
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON  29-31 May, 2014