The Security is Woman

WIIS Italy’s Blog

This is a blog that gathers the voices of all the people that believe that, because the security is a too serious and universal matter, it is no possible to leave that only into the male hands. Through deep reflections and analyses on current issues, WIIS Italy’s blog wants to underline the important connection existing between gender and security issues.

The blog is handled by WIIS Italy, but it won’t be a female blog addresses only to women.
On the contrary, it will be a place where it would be possible to gather contributions and reflections given by all the network’s members.

Information and culture are the most powerful weapons which can be used to change the world.

Marina, la prima donna a guidare un plotone dei marines

Autrice: Marta Serafini

«Ho sempre desiderato fare qualcosa di importante. E ho sempre voluto essere parte di un gruppo di persone disposte a morire una per l’altra. E allora cosa di meglio dei marines?». Ventiquattro anni, un’infanzia tra i cavalli a Bethlehem, in Pennsylvania, lunga...

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Canada’s feminist foreign policy

Author: Alex Bugailiskis, Canadian Ambassador to Italy.

Gender equality, the empowerment of women and girls as well as the promotion and protection of their human rights are key Canadian values. Advancing gender equality supports long-term sustainable economic growth, social progress, and sustainable development. Gender...

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“Women in the Mediterranean”

We would like to signal this new book, “Women in the Mediterranean” (London, Routledge 2018), edited by Leila Simona Talani (King’s College, London) and Serena Giusti (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies Pisa), which confronts important issues related to women in the...

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Women attraction for ISIS

Author: Jihane El Fassi - German scientific researcher with Moroccan roots, who studied International relations and whose main focus are Gender and the status of women, Islam & Human Rights as well as the challenge of integration and international security

The international community is currently confronted by a new wave of migrants, which is threatening the world security and questioning the world order. The circumstance that men - known as foreign fighters, join the new1 transnational religious terrorist group in...

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Le donne di IS: l’illusione dell’emancipazione femminile

Autrice: Erika Panuccio

Lo Stato Islamico (IS) o Da’ish ha adottato un diverso approccio al mondo femminile rispetto a gruppi come al-Qa’ida, che relega le donne al ruolo di madri di futuri combattenti. IS ha avuto la lungimiranza di attribuire loro dei compiti più rilevanti, tra cui il...

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L’attualità e l’urgenza della sfida di WIIS

Il maggior peso conquistato dalle donne negli ultimi secoli è stato uno dei più importanti fattori di progresso e di crescita per le società che hanno conosciuto e promosso tale evoluzione. Essa, tuttavia, non è certamente completata. E se è vero che il mondo di oggi,...

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