Supporting a stronger role for women in peace processes
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.