Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo, Norway - 22-23 March 2018

Our Director Thania Paffenholz, Communication Officer Pauline Eluère,  and Researcher and Analyst Suzanne van Hooff participated in a conference that brought together different regional networks of women mediators in Oslo. The event was organized by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NOREF, and PRIO.

Key actors in the field were invited to start a conversation about how regional networks of women mediators can best join forces, and what the possibilities for a global initiative could be. The central questions that were addressed included: what are the barriers that women face when it comes to taking part in mediation and peace and reconciliation processes? How do the different regional networks work to overcome these? How may a global network of women mediators contribute to overcoming current challenges?