CSW 63: Women at the table!



CSW 63: Women at the table!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 15:00 to 16:45

UN HQ Conference Room 12

Women at the Table! Transformative change - Women shaping the agenda of peace, transitional justice and political agreements, is an event hosted by Nordic Women Mediators – Iceland with the Office of the Prime Minister and Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland, UNU-Gest and Höfði Reykjavík Peace Centre.

In peace processes around the globe, women only represent 2% of mediators, 8% of negotiators and 5% of witnesses and signatories, according to data from UN Women and the Council on Foreign Relations. Meaningful inclusion entails women at the table as equal participants, presenting their perspectives, interests and demands. First, how can we create conditions for women to first shape their own agenda by means of consolidating their (different) perspectives, interests and demands into a clear mandate of unified positions? Second, how can women deliver as a united front with the aim of influencing peace agreements, transitional justice and the political agendas while backed and supported from a broad coalition of women? These questions and more will be elaborated upon by the distinguished panellists that include women with mediation, activist, academic and political backgrounds.

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