Nordic Women Mediators

Since 2015, FBA coordinates the Swedish Women’s Mediation Network, in close collaboration with the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Swedish network is part of the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM), a network of women from the Nordic countries with professional experience in peace mediation, peacebuilding and international diplomacy.

Inspired by a similar initiative in southern Africa, the Nordic governments endorsed the creation of the network at a meeting in April 2015. The NWM was officially launched in Oslo on 27 November 2015, followed by an international launch in March 2016 at the UN in New York.

Objectives of the Nordic Women Mediators

  • Increase the number of Nordic women that are actively involved in international peace-making efforts.
  • Support non-Nordic women mediators.
  • Engage with similar initiatives in other countries, regions or internationally.

The NWM also aims to make women’s competence in this area more visible, to counter arguments about the shortage or low availability of women with mediation expertise.

Click here for more information.

Structure of the network

The NWM consists of national women mediator networks from the Nordic countries operating under one umbrella.

The network is comprised of a contact group representing participating Nordic ministries, and an operational group, representing the Nordic Ministries’ operational partners that coordinate the various national networks.

The operational group is responsible for arranging yearly meetings for the members of NWM.

For more information on the network, please contact one of the following operational partners:

Follow the network in social media under the hashtag #WomenMediators.

Click here to read more about the Swedish Women’s Mediation Network.

MORE FROM HOME

FBA contributes to the new EU Afghanistan Peace Support Mechanism

The EU is committed to promote an inclusive peace process in Afghanistan. Among other initiatives, the EU has put in place a new mechanism to support and fund activities contributing to this objective. The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, is commissioned to carry out the work with support from FBA.

2019-06-28 17:05

IN THE FIELD

Read our publications

Image description

Assessing the Rule of Law in Public Administration: the Mining Sector

More than three years after the adoption of the SDGs, the world faces several troubling and mutually reinforcing trends: loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, climate change and rising inequality, conflict and fragility. Underpinning these linked trends are patterns of unsustainable management of natural resources, including the mining sector.

Documents
Attributes
Author:
FBA, UNDP, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
Year:
2019

THE FBA BLOG

  • Posted by Andreas Berg

    A fresh start for Ukraine?

    When I first arrived in Kyiv six months ago, I looked out over the city from the hilltop near the office of the EU Advisory Mission for Ukraine (EUAM) where I had just started a job as Coordination and Cooperation Officer. It became immediately clear why the city came to be founded here over 1,000 years ago and why it today is the capital of Ukraine. The mighty Dnepr River splits the city in half, flowing ... Read entire post »

    2019-09-13 16:26
  • Posted by Susanna Rudehill

    Are we making the link between peace and gender equality in Mali?

    We are approaching the twentieth anniversary of resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. This groundbreaking resolution was unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council, the highest decision-making body on international peace and security, in 2000. It recognizes the specific needs of women and girls in crisis situations and the key role women can play for peace in their countries.

    The resolution is based on the simple conclusion that peace is not possible without the involvement of ... Read entire post »

    2019-06-13 14:44
  • Posted by Anna Möller-Loswick

    “If men are better mediators, why is there always chaos in our countries?”

    At the beginning of May, I arrived in Oslo to attend this year’s annual meeting for the Nordic Women Mediators Network (NWM). The NWM consists of five Nordic networks of women with significant experience and expertise relevant to conflict mediation, peacebuilding and negotiations. The NWM meets at least once a year to share experiences and explore avenues for collaboration to promote women’s role in peace processes.

    This year, the Norwegian network hosted the annual NWM meeting, which ... Read entire post »

    2019-06-05 10:26
Photo

Taleb Sobeh

Taleb is expert on Iraq and Palestine

More about our experts

Upcoming courses

Photo

Our partner countries

FBA is part of Sweden’s development aid within the area of peace and security

Read more about the countries where we work

Twitter