The MWMN abroad

As part of a large international community of practice focusing on the role of women in mediation and on the implementation of UN SCR 1325 and related resolutions the MWMN members and the Secretariat regularly attend international conferences and workshops to contribute to the development and discussions of new policies and practices, and to share lessons learned based on their knowledge and experience.

Regional Women Mediator Networks: What Role in the Future of EU Mediation?

On June 15-17, 2020, MediatEUr organised the EU Community of Practice Meeting 2020 on Looking into the Future of EU Mediation: What Happens Next? The online event was attended by over 700 mediation practitioners from all over the world and held 32 panel...

2nd International Young Women Mediation Forum

From the 27 to the 30 of January, Francesca Caruso – MWMN’s member of the secretariat – attended the 2nd International Young Women Mediation Forum in Nairobi. The forum was organized by IPHRD-Africa, a non-profit organization registered in Kenya whose aim is to...

High-Level Seminar: “Increasing the participation of women in peace processes. What roles and responsibilities for Member States?”

On December 3-4, 2019, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation held a high-level seminar on  "Strengthening Women’s...

MWMN Mediator Hafida Benchehida attends the 12th Human Rights Defenders Forum

MWMN member Hafida Benchehida (Algeria) attended the 12th Human Rights Defenders Forum organized by the Carter Center. This year, the forum focused on “Building Solidarity toward Equality for All" and was attended by dozens of activists, peacemakers, and...

MWMN Mediator Emine Çolak participates in a meeting organized by The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedoms (WILPF) in Cameroon

MWMN member Emine Çolak (Cyprus) attended, together with other 7 international experts, a meeting organized by The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedoms (WILPF) in Cameroon. The meeting took place from September 26th to October 4th 2019 in several...

MWMN Mediator Magda Zenon participates to the 5th Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum

The MWMN mediator, Magda Zenon, went to South Africa to participate to the 5th Gertrude Shope Annual Dialogue Forum (GSADF) on Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking. The event took place from 6 to 8 August 2019 with the theme of Localising UNSC Resolution...

Focus groups discussion about the development of a toolkit on the inclusion of women and effectiveness of peace processes in the OSCE area

A focus group discussion on the inclusion of women and effectiveness of peace processes took place at the OSCE, in Vienna, on 19 June 2019, with the aim of supporting the process of developing a toolkit on the inclusion of women for more effective peace processes...

“Women and conflicts: diagnosis and proposals for action”: workshop in Brussels with activists, experts and policy-makers

On 4 April 2019, the El-Hiwar II - Training and Information Course on Euro-Arab Relations organised a workshop on “women and conflict” in Brussels. The workshop aimed at setting an agenda for cooperation between the European Union and the League of the Arab...

Women Mediators meet in Lebanon

On March 21-22, in Beirut, members of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network (MWMN) met with a delegation of the Nordic Women Mediators - Norway to share experiences and to strengthen cooperation with international actors and regional stakeholders to achieve...

The MWMN at the Women’s Forum of the MED 2018 Conference

The MWMN took part in the Women's Forum, one of the ten thematic forums of the “Pre-Med” activities of the Med 2018 Conference. The Women’s Forum brought together inspiring and pioneering women, focusing on their work and acknowledging economic empowerment...

The Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks

Working closely with other regional networks of women mediators, namely the Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation (FemWise-Africa), the Nordic Women Mediators and the Women Mediators across the Commonwealth, the MWMN has been actively involved in the establishment of a Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks.  The Global Alliance was launched in September 2019 in New York during a meeting at the margins of the UNGA 74.