“No backsliding” on Women’s Inclusion in Peace Mediation - PRIO

“No backsliding” on Women’s Inclusion in Peace Mediation

Blog post by the Nordic Women Mediators - Norway steering group

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27 October 2017

“No backsliding” on Women’s Inclusion in Peace Mediation
Photo: UNFICYP

​Last week, Norway made history with Ine Eriksen Søreide becoming the country’s first female foreign minister. Even in relatively gender-equal countries like Norway it is still rare to find women holding top positions in the so-called “hard issue” sectors of foreign affairs and peace and security. Barriers to the full involvement of women in work to prevent and resolve violent conflicts still persist.