About Us

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Our story

Who we are

Women in International Security – Horn of Africa (WIIS-HoA), is a not for profit organization headquartered in Kenya. WIIS-HoA is an organization leadership, professional development and advocate for human security approaches to peace and security issues.
In the recent years, the international and regional community have recognized the important contributions of women in peace and security, making commitments to further enhance women’s roles in all aspects of peace
building, peace making and peace strategies.f


To build peace and promote human security in the horn of Africa by advancing gender equality and equity in peace building and security.


WIIS-HoA is a premier organization dedicated to advance women's contribution to peace and security in the Horn region.

Core Values


Treat others with dignity and sympathy


Commit to sucess and wellbeig of teamates


Approach our work with energy and persistence to achieve our mission

Transparency and Accountability

Deal with integrity and use of resources wisely

CORe principals

1. Sustainable peace strengthens security of the Horn of Africa

Widespread violence displaces populations and threatens the stability and economic growth of the nations in the Horn of Africa. Focusing on priority contexts, we address the contagious effects of violence through a gender lens and help strengthen initiatives especially by women supporting peace building and human security.

2. Innovation, learning and knowledge sharing

  1. Constantly adapting programing to different contexts as we know each context has its unique complexities and We incorporate lessons learned, address challenges, share good practices, experiences and resources to help further build on the mission of the organization.

3. Partnering and enhancing collaboration

Working with partners is essential for wider impact and enduring results. We build partnerships and sustained collaboration with government, academia, civil society, private sector both at the national, regional and internationally level.

4. Networking for Peace and Security

We build networks to support efforts for sustained peace through advancing advocacy towards human security and peace building in the region. We believe advancing women in peacebuilding networks will enhance gender equality and promote lasting peace in the region.

theory of change

WIIS-HoA theory of change holds that participation, inclusivity, and overall gender responsive policies and practices are essential in ensuring a peaceful society. The approach to the theory of change requires reecting and addressing inequalities that exist in our communities and participating countries. We do this through our daily work encompassed by our strategic approach.