A Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks
Several regional networks of women mediators have been established in recent years: the Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation (FemWise-Africa), the Arab Women Mediators Network – League of Arab States, the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network, the Nordic Women Mediators and the Women Mediators across the Commonwealth. Moreover, an increasing number of countries and multilateral organizations are expressing interest in setting up or supporting similar initiatives. These networks are part of a global movement to enhance women’s meaningful participation and influence in peace processes at all levels.
With the aim to ensure strengthened complementarity, cooperation and coordination among the networks, as well as embodying a collective voice to amplify their common goals, the regional networks have decided to launch a Global Alliance, all the while maintaining their respective independence and characteristics.