The International Affairs Institute (IAI) and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non Proliferation (VCDNP) are launching the Young Women in Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Initiative, a new initiative 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 aims to help address such imbalances by exposing college and university level female students 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