WIWIP-ing Now


Please join WIWIP (Women in War and International Politics) for a drinks reception on 24 January from 6-8 in Chapters. Come meet and mingle with other women staff and students at KCL who study and work on War and International Politics, and find out about our upcoming events, including a careers night on Thursday 2 February and Dr Karin von Hippel, Director General of RUSI, speaking on International Women’s Day, Wednesday 8 March.

FOR MORE INFO SEE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/685916941590457/


Networking Workshop

Let’s start networking. This nov 10th from 4:00pm to 5:30,WIWIP will be hosting a networking workshop for women only. Check out either our event page or FB page for more details.

The aim is for women to be able to network in a, let’s be honest here, quite nerving environment. So come join us to learn the right skills so in your next event where there is someone you would always want to work with, you can make an impact.

Please book your free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/networking-reducing-the-cringe-factor-tickets-29020482043

See you there!


Expression of Interest

Hey everyone, so here is your opportunity to be part of the team. Below you can find a description of the postion roles and then apply if interested through this link:


Remember the deadline is Monday 17th of October!

Positions for Women In War and International Politics

Role: Help organise and create events. This involves all stages of event planning, including but not limited to:
•    Arranging the day and time for the events planned
•    Picking a suitable venue and ensuring the booking via the War Studies department
•    Monitoring RSVPs
•    Setting up the room
•    Arranging for and coordinating with speakers or guests, if applicable
•    Liaising with relevant societies, institutes and departments.
•    Promoting the event via social media with the help of the social media officers
•    Recruiting those interested in particular events to help with different tasks

Role: To enhance the presence of WIWIP throughout university and outside. This will involve communication by various means, including but not limited to:
•    Updating Facebook, the WIWIP website and LinkedIn
•    Monitoring and responding to e-mails
•    Promoting events
•    Communicating with Departmental representatives and external liaisons to increase the presence of WIWIP in other departments and societies through newsletters, flyers, etc.
•    Managing EventBrite sign ups where applicable

Role: To help raise funds for the network for its activities. Including but not limited to:
•    Drafting grant applications
•    Merchandising
•    Organising sponsorship

Role: The immediate role would be to design a WIWIP logo but the role could also be expanded to include:
•    Designing posters for events
•    Designing flyers for publicity in various departmental bulletin boards
Note: Prior knowledge and expertise with Photoshop and graphic designing is preferable but not mandatory.

Role: To involve as many students and staff from various departments in the network. This will involve letting people know about events and opportunities and promoting WIWIP by means including but not limited to:
•    Getting WIWIP events into your department bulletin or newsletter
•    Involving the department’s alumni network to establish contact with relevant groups or persons
•    Organise events involving staff from your department or researchers in your field
•    Promoting WIWIP events to the students of your department

Role: To help create links between WIWIP and other societies at KCL and in other universities. This would involve:
•    Promoting our events and tapping into the member base of other societies
•    Co-hosting events, where applicable
•    Organising to attend events at other universities, where applicable
•    Encouraging societies and students from other universities to post articles, blogs, etc. on our website


Women’s role in Terrorism

Our War Studies PhD Student Devorah Margolin has recently written about women’s role in terrorism! Let us know what you think about it, it is definitely something we do not talk much of.


This article analyzes a novel comprehensive database of attacks by Palestinian women between 1965 and 1995. During this period, women’s participation in terrorism evolved and their participation can be divided into two distinct eras, before and after 1986. The article argues that the entrance of religious terrorist organizations into politics and the First Intifada changed Palestinian terrorism. While more attacks by women occurred after 1986, they were mostly low intensity attacks, aimed at military targets, with low success rates. Despite women’s participation, the patriarchal structure of society is also reflected in Palestinian terrorist organizations. However, as women’s roles in society expanded, so too did their roles within terrorist organizations.


Women R boring…?

WIWIP would like to bring your attention to a new website called ‘Women are Boring’ launched by King’s War Studies alumni Catherine Connolly. The website features women’s research in all disciplines and they are actively seeking submissions from MA students, PhD candidates, and academics. The first post, on women’s participation in post-conflict peace processes, is available to read now.

Please take a look at the site, and also discover why they are called ‘Women Are Boring’ –  https://womenareboring.wordpress.com/