Members of the Swedish Women’s Mediation Network

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Ann Dismorr

Areas of expertise: Turkey, Middle East, Africa, human rights, humanitarian affairs, counter-terrorism, mediation support, peace talks
Languages: Swedish, English, French

Marika Fahlén

Areas of expertise: Horn of Africa, global patterns of violent conflict and state fragility
Languages: Swedish, English, French

Helena Gröndahl Rietz

Areas of expertise: Great Lakes Region, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Sudan/Darfur, Jordan, European security policy and defence cooperation, international peace operations, security and intelligence
Languages: Swedish, English, French, Italian

Birgitta Holst Alani

Areas of expertise: Middle East and North Africa (especially Egypt, Iraq and Syria), women peace and security, post-conflict reconciliation, reconstruction and development, Intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva facilitated by the UN
Languages: Swedish, English, Arabic, basic French and German

Marie Jacobsson

Areas of expertise: Gender aspects of international law, dispute settlement, international cooperation, international humanitarian law, international environmental law, law of the sea, boundary delimitation, regional security
Languages: Swedish, English

Agneta Johansson

Areas of expertise: Middle East, Western Balkans, rule of law and justice sector reform in post-conflict countries and transitional settings, gender justice, human rights, humanitarian law
Languages: Swedish, English

Anna-Karin Johansson

Areas of expertise: Afghanistan, East Africa, human rights, discrimination, development issues
Languages: Swedish, English

Karin Landgren

Areas of expertise: South and Southeast Asia (especially Nepal, India and Myanmar), East and West Africa (especially Burundi, Liberia and Great Lakes Region), the Balkans, UN peacekeeping, women, peace and security, ceasefire agreements, disarmament, security sector reform, human rights, leadership
Languages: Swedish, English, French, Japanese, basic Farsi and German

Maria Leissner

Areas of expertise: Central America, West Africa and Sahel, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iraq, democracy, human rights, minority policy, leadership, security policy, disarmament
Languages: Swedish, English, French, Spanish

Lena Nordström

Areas of expertise: Latin America (especially Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Chile and Peru), Zambia, Liberia, human rights, women, peace and security, leadership
Languages: Swedish, English, Spanish, basic French

Charlotta Sparre

Areas of expertise: Middle East, North Africa, human rights, women, peace and security, leadership
Languages: Swedish, English, French

Lena Sundh

Areas of expertise: Angola, Great Lakes Region, Cambodia, Namibia, Nepal, Thailand, ceasefire negotiations, peacekeeping, women, peace and security
Languages: Swedish, English, French, Portuguese

Ingrid Tersman

Areas of expertise: Central and Eastern Europe, Caucasus, Central Asia, Afghanistan, OSCE, security policy, leadership
Languages: Swedish, English, German, basic French

Eva Walder

Areas of expertise: Asia, Europe, international economics and trade, leadership, sceurity policy, disarmament
Languages: Swedish, English, French, basic German

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    The evolution of disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs – from programs to processes

    South Sudan 2013

    The prop-plane bounces through turbulence and I am awoken. I gaze out the window at the landing strip. From high above it looks busy, with many aircraft on the ta­rmac. When we land I realize that all of the cargo planes, troop carriers, and small aircraft are actually all destroyed and the fuselages have merely been pushed to the side of the mortar-potted runway. The wounds of war are still fresh here.

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    Stories of partners and colleagues are what I bring with me

    “Your facilitation brought us to a safe space and process where we shared our stories, really listened to each other and learned from each other.”

    These are words that I bring with me as I say goodbye to partners and colleagues at the FBA this time around, heading for a new adventure.

    The feedback means a lot to me since it indicates that we achieved what we had set out to do. I and my colleagues at the ... Read entire post »

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    20 years of women, peace and security – what do we have to celebrate?

    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325), a groundbreaking step for gender equality in international peace and security. Nine resolutions have followed and together they make up what we today call the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda.

    It’s not the first international framework for women’s rights and gender equality. So why is it called groundbreaking? Because the agenda for the first time recognized inequalities between women and men ... Read entire post »

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