he International Affairs Institute (IAI) and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non‑Proliferation (VCDNP) in the framework of the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Consortium (EUNPDC) have launched the Young Women and Next Generation Initiative (YWNGI) to encourage young women and the next generation to enter the non‑proliferation, arms control and disarmament field.
Inspired by the widely perceived age and gender imbalances among experts and practitioners in the non-proliferation, arms control and disarmament field, the Young Women and Next Generation Initiative (YWNGI) aims to help address such imbalances by exposing college and university level students, especially women, to arms control issues, increasing their awareness of them and encouraging their participation in events and workshops. The goal is to help students understand how to pursue a career in the field, making the best use of their own skills. The Initiative will see the organization of outreach events, the creation of a mentorship programme, and the conveying of workshops and meetings.
Funding: European Commission