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Enhancing Partnerships for Increased Women’s Participation and Influence in Peace Processes: Towards an Alliance of Regional Women Mediators Networks

Tuesday 23 October, 09:00 - 11:00

Side-event sponsored by the Permanent Delegation of Egypt and organized by FEMWISE, Nordic Women Mediators Network, Mediterranean Women Mediators Network, and Women Mediators across the Commonwealth, in cooperation with UN Women. Background The 2015 Global Study on...

Women in Peacebuilding and Mediation in Cyprus: Where We Are and Where to Next?

4 July 2018

In response to the current impasse in the Cyprus peace process and the general lack of women’s participation, a group of women peacebuilders came together and called for a change. On July 4th, the Cyprus Women’s Lobby, with the joint support of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network (MWMN), the Women Mediators Network across the Commonwealth (MNC), Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and UNFICYP, hosted a workshop at the Ledra Palace Hotel in the buffer zone, in Nicosia. The event gathered together a diverse group of 26 women peacebuilders from throughout the island to discuss the major common needs and concerns of the women of the island and opportunities for cooperation. This initiative was organised in an effort to revitalize the role of women as key actors to develop island-wide strategies and approaches, including mediation skills, towards the creation of an inclusive and sustainable peace process and agreement. The initiative was part of a wider programme of events sponsored by the MWMN in view of the launch of the first national antenna of the MWMN in Cyrus next October.