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Supporting a stronger role for women in peace processes

Published on Thursday, 6th of February 2014

CMI seeks to promote women’s effective participation in peace processes by providing training for leading UN mediation actors, and by creating a high-level international forum and policy discourse dedicated to finding and sharing innovative ways to strengthen women’s role in these processes.

We currently support increased capacities in gender-sensitive and inclusive mediation among close to 150 key UN envoys and mediators, together with the Peace Research Institute in Oslo and the UN Department of Political Affairs. Between 2013-2015, six high-level seminars on these issues will be held in Finland and Norway. The ultimate aim is two-fold:

  • to improve peace processes by increasing the number of women participating in the official processes
  • to improve peace agreements by guaranteeing that issues important to women are acknowledged in them.