Launch of Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks at UN Headquarters in New York
October 7, 2019: The Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks was launched on 26 September. The regional networks of women mediators seek to enhance women's meaningful participation and influence in peace processes at all levels. By launching a global alliance these regional networks aim to ensure strengthened cooperation and coordination as well as embodying a collective voice, while maintaining their respective independence and characteristics. The launch is a recognition of the obstacles facing women mediators that are still to be overcome. A UN study has found that only two per cent of chief mediators, nine percent of negotiators, and four percent of signatories were women in all major peace processes between 1990 and 2017.
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