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Women Reporting from the Frontlines: A Discussion with Female War Correspondents

3 November, 2021 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

Date: Wednesday 3 November 2021
Time: 17:00 – 18:30 hour
Address: Wijnhaven, Turfmarkt 99 2511 DP The Hague

Women In International Security Netherlands (WIIS NL) is pleased to invite you to their first live [and hybrid online] event on Wednesday, 3 November at 17:15.  

This event, sponsored by the British Embassy in The Hague, is entitled Women Reporting from the Frontlines: A Discussion with Female War Correspondents.  This event will be introduced by Joanna Roper, British Ambassador to the Netherlands. 

From Iraq to Sri Lanka to Nicaragua women have been reporting from the frontlines for centuries sometimes to great acclaim. As part of our overarching theme this year at WIIS NL of Women in War and Peace in this roundtable we ask female journalists about their experiences as war correspondents. What are their unique strengths? What obstacles do they face when reporting in hazardous conditions?

In a moderated panel discussion, we would like to invite female war correspondents to openly discuss these experiences and engage with a diverse audience. Following that there will be a complimentary drinks reception in Wijnhaven Building Brasserie (Leiden University in The Hague) from 18:30 – 19:45.  


Welcome Address

  • Vanessa Newby – WIIS-NL President and Leiden University


  • Joanna Roper CMG – British Ambassador to the Netherlands and UK Permanent Representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons


  • Dilrukshi Handunnetti – Sri Lankan Journalist
  • Ana Van Es – Dutch Journalist
  • Special Guest – Journalist from Yemen 

Panel Moderator

  • Willemijn Aerdts – WIIS NL and Leiden University


16:45 hrs (CET)Doors open
17:00 hrsEvent starts
18:30 hrs onwardsBorrel & Networking

Questions & registrations

Please register for in-person or online attendance via this form. Due to the limited availability of seats, please indicate on the form whether you are going to attend in person or online.

For online: After your registration, you will receive a Zoom link to join the event.

If you have any questions about this event, please send an e-mail to Isi Madojemu.