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Our Mission

The Women's Institute for Independent Social Enquiry (WIISE) is a nonpartisan, progressive think tank whose mission is to foster a just society through independent social science, humanities, arts, and public policy research.

We believe that rigorous evidence-based research, when effectively translated for a broad spectrum of audiences, can be a catalyst for transformational social change.

We champion the research and ideas of women by cultivating and supporting women scholars, leaders, and artists. We uphold an organizational culture that solicits, facilitates, and celebrates the intellectual contributions of individuals of diverse backgrounds, identities, affiliations, physical abilities, and family situations.

Demonstrator holding a sign "Respect All Women" Photo by T. Chick McClure

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