#WeAreNATO: The Alliance's Efforts to Advance Women, Peace, and Security

To celebrate NATO’s 70th anniversary, WIIS-Canada hosted a conference on March 27th, 2019 at the Royal Canadian Military Institute in Toronto to highlight the alliance’s efforts to advance the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The aim of the event was to highlight the outstanding work that has been done by our female Canadian leaders, both in civilian and military roles, at NATO, as well as take a critical look at NATO’s efforts to include full and equal participation of women at all levels of conflict.The event was followed by a networking reception for female scholars and practitioners, in collaboration with Canadian and U.S. partners.

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Leading from the Front: Combating Gender-Based Violence in the Canadian Armed Forces

WIIS-Canada, in partnership with the Canadian Defence Association Institute (CDA Institute), hosted a roundtable on December 5, 2018 at the KGMP offices in Ottawa, as part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Despite the positive developments made on gender integration in the Canadian military, significant challenges remain. Four expert panelists were invited to discuss current initiatives, training, and research developed both inside and outside of government to address destructive behaviours and practices.

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International Security in 2018: Canadian Responses to Contemporary Challenges

Conference organized with the Royal Canadian Military Institute

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On Sunday, 25 March 2018, Women in International Security (WIIS) at Queen’s University partnered with the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) to co-host the “Canadian Women in International Peace and Security: Leading from the Front” workshop.

March 7: "Not an Instruction Manual": The Handmaid's Tale and the Lessons of Reproductive Justice

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa is pleased to partner with WIIS-Canada to present this event.

International Women’s Day, March 8

Stand With Us

WIIS-Canada partners with Quebec Native Women IncIndigenous Law Association at McGill UniversityMcGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, and the Montreal Holocaust Museum, to present a panel discussion on the National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls.

International Women’s Day, March 8

Ottawa’s biggest International Women’s Day Celebration

WHAT: The Future is Feminist – International Women’s Day 2017

WHERE: Library and Archives Canada Auditorium (395 Wellington Street, Ottawa ON)

WHEN: March 8, 2017, Doors Open at 6:00 PM

16 Days Campaign 2015 - WIIS-Canada's second year of partnership!

This theme recognized the dire situation for millions of girls and boys, and young women and men, whose universal human right to education is daily impacted or cut short due to violence, lack of resources, and discrimination.

“From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All”

The contribution of several organizations made the 2015 campaign possible. WIIS-Canada supported over 30 events for the 16 Days 2015 Campaign.

16 Days 2014 Campaign

2014 was the first year WIIS-Canada was involved in the 16 Days Campaign as lead organiser. With the help of our Steering Committee, we welcomed numerous partners who joined the campaign with great enthusiasm and energy.

2014 Highlights

Check out the highlights from the 2014 campaign.

2014 Steering Committee

The contribution of several organizations made the 2014 campaign possible.

Challenges and Opportunities for Canadian Civil Society

May 2, 2014
This forum explored opportunities to reflect on the challenges and opportunities in monitoring Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans resulting from the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325.