Call for Proposals

Are you passionate about women and security? Are you researching disarmament and applying a gendered lens? Would you like to share your insights with a tight-knit community of young professionals and academics?

To mark the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, Women in International Security Austria (WIIS), in cooperation with the International Institute for Peace (IIP) and the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP) is organising a conference on April 2, 2020. The conference will be about disarmament in the context of Resolution 1325, aiming at shedding light on women as active change makers in nuclear-non-proliferation and conflict disarmament as well as on the gender perspectives in disarmament and arms control.


We are encouraging master and PhD students in the field of disarmament, nuclear non-proliferation, feminism or gender in international peace and security to submit abstracts (300 words) to present their current research, topic or idea at the conference. Four selected, suitable candidates will then present their submission within the context of a lightning talk of maximum 10 minutes each. A lightning talk is an excellent way to compellingly share information about your research in a story-telling format concentrating on outcomes and impact. You can learn more about what a lightening talk is here.


Conference date: April 2, 2020
Venue: International Institute for Peace (IIP), Möllwaldplatz 5, 1040 Vienna
Time: 1pm to 8pm

For further information on the conference, please click here.

Closing date for abstract submission is February 28, 2020 via email to


For questions please contact
We look forward to receiving submissions from all genders!


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