NOREF is committed to mitigating and resolving armed conflicts through informal diplomacy and support to Norwegian and international mediation efforts.
Upcoming event May 9th: Turning the Tables: women’s multiple roles in peace processes
Despite women’s contributions to preventing and resolving conflicts, they are often either marginalized in or excluded from formal peace processes. Very few such processes have inclusion mechanisms, and when peace agreements do get signed, few of them contain gender-sensitive provisions.
In an open event in conjunction with the annual meeting of Nordic Women Mediators (NWM), prominent women from Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen will provide insight into the main obstacles facing women in peace processes today and explore ways forward in their respective countries.
Women mediators meet in Lebanon
A delegation from Nordic Women Mediators - Norway traveled to Beirut this week, to meet with counterparts in Lebanon and in the region, to share experiences with members of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network and to team up with international actors and stakeholders working to place women’s inclusion in peace processes high on the women, peace and security agenda.