About WIIS Switzerland

WIIS Switzerland is an affiliate of Women In International Security (WIIS) Global. WIIS Global, based in Washington DC, 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 Global and its over 30 national affiliates sponsor leadership training, mentoring, and networking programs and organize events on current policy debates. WIIS Global and its affiliates also aim to inform and educate the broader public about the nexus between gender and international peace and security by supporting research and advocacy activities.

WIIS Switzerland, founded in 2020, aims to support, connect, and engage women working in international peace and security across Switzerland, to provide a platform for collaboration and exchange across sectors – from government to international organizations, the private sector, civil society, and academia – and to build bridges to the global community of WIIS. As we grow, we will also keep expanding our portfolio and activities – so stay tuned!

Meet Our Team


Julia-Silvana Hofstetter

President and Steering Board Member

Daliborka Jankovic

Steering Board Member

Darja Schildknecht

Steering Board Member