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Women in Mediation and Peace Processes

The Women in Mediation and Peace Processes project seeks to provide policymakers with an evidence-based understanding of the impact of women’s participation in peace processes. Launched in fall 2013, the project examines the strategies and tactics mediators use to include women, the different ways that women participate in peace processes, and the impact that this participation has on sustainable peace.

Through a combination of original research and strategic outreach, IPI aims to fill a gap in current knowledge of women’s roles in this area and provide mediators with concrete tools for designing inclusive processes.

The following presentation—Time to Re-Set the Table: Women in Peace Talks Around the World—was delivered by Andrea Ó Súilleabháin and Marie O’Reilly on July 2, 2014, at an international symposium on women’s peace leadership convened by the National University of Ireland and the Mary Robinson Presidential Centre in Galway, Ireland.

Recent highlights from this project include an event exploring the challenges and opportunities for inclusive peacemaking, held in partnership with the International Civil Society Action Network, and interviews with women peacemakers from around the world.

Women in Peace Processes: Four Views on Why It Matters

Reports, Articles & Events

Women in Conflict Mediation: Why It Matters
Inclusive Peacemaking: Challenges and Opportunities
Could Syrian Civil Society Tilt the Odds in Favor of Peace?
Mary Robinson Speaks on the Great Lakes Peace Process
Leymah Gbowee Speaks on Women’s Leadership in Africa and Beyond

Women Peacemakers Series

Democratizing Peace Processes: Women at the Table
Trumping History with Hope in Great Lakes Region: Interview with Mary Robinson
Women’s Peace Leadership ''Smart Policy,'' and UN Pushes For More
New Hope amid Persistent Challenges for Women in Iran: Interview with Parisa Kakaee
To Bring More Women Into Peace Processes, They Need to Stand Up Everywhere: Interview with Akinyi Walender
"Women Have Been Abandoned" in Central African Republic Violence: Interview with Brigitte Balipou
Toward Gender-Sensitive Peacebuilding: Interview with Isabelle Geuskens
Tired of Suffering, Ugandan Women Turn to Peacebuilding: Interview with Rose Othieno
Interview with Visaka Dharmadasa on War-Affected Women in Sri Lanka

Program Staff

Marie O’Reilly
Associate Editor
Andrea Ó Súilleabháin
Policy Analyst