On 27 October 2022, the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network promoted the panel “Taking Forward Women’s Meaningful Inclusion in Peace Making”, within the framework of the EU Community of Practice 2022 on Peace Mediation, annual event of the European External Action Service (EEAS).

Our members Karma Ekmekji, Madga Zenon, Elif Kalan, and Anna Cervi, shared their experience in Turkey, Cyprus and Lebanon, highlighting women’s essential contribution to local mediation. Their reflections suggested how stakeholders can make the difference in supporting women mediators and peacebuilders: enhancing women’s role in peacemaking process, create opportunities, synergies, provide funds and space for them. Head of Secretariat, Loredana Teodorescu, joined the closing panel of the conference on the future of EU peace mediation.