01. Dezember 2023

Women mediator networks

More of the same?

Considerable progress has been made in involving women in peace processes since the adoption of the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security more than twenty years ago. But women are still significantly underrepresented in formal mediation processes. In an effort to address this issue, a number of countries, regional organisations and civil society institutions established women mediator networks in recent years. 

Together with representatives of different women mediator networks, we will explore the added-value of having such networks. In this event, we will identify their common goals and approaches but also highlight the differences that make each of these networks unique. We will also jointly discuss the effectiveness of their approach as well as the challenges they face in their daily work.

Women mediator networks

More of the same?

1 December 2023
14:00 - 15:30 CET 

Online event via Zoom.

Panel discussion with: 

  • Stella Sabiti, Mediator and facilitator of peace processes, former lead on establishing the African Union’s Network of Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation (FemWise-Africa)
  • Neha Sanghrajka, Negotiator and mediator, member of Women Mediators across the Commonwealth
  • Dr. Christina Horváth-​Stenner, Mediation Support Officer at the OSCE Secretariat – Conflict Prevention Centre, co-founder and co-coordinator of the Women Peace Mediators Network Germany
  • Elisabeth Lothe, Senior Advisor, Section for Peace and Reconciliation, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Member of Nordic Women Mediators

Reflections by Luxshi Vimalarajah, Senior Peace Mediation Advisor, Berghof Foundation

Moderated by Dr. Carla Schraml, Advisor Mediation and Negotiation Support, Berghof Foundation.