​​The first of a new series of Hig​​​​h-Level Seminars on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes will be held in Oslo this autumn.​

The overall objective of the High-level Semi​​​nar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes for envoys, mediators an​d senior mediation experts, i​s to generate more consultative processes by promoting women’s effective participation and building inclusive, gender-sensitive mediation capacity at international, regional and national levels. 

The High-Level Sem​​inar on Gender and Inclusive Med​​iation Processes is designed to:

  • ​​​​Increase participants’ a​wareness o​f the roles women may play in resolving and sustaining conflict;
  • Deal with dilemmas of inclusivity and efficiency in mediation; e.g. how opportunities for women’s participation in mediated pro​cesses are affected by culture and local traditions;
  • Apply the UN’s normative women, peace and security frameworks as leverage for mediators; High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes
  • Offer practical strategies and tools for conflict assessment and process design to expand participation and opportunities for women and civil society; and for including women more systematically in implementation bodies; and
  • Provide specific information, advice, and language on gender-relevant components of substantive issues, including​ on conflict-related sexual violence, in ceasefire- and peace agreements.

The seventh High-Level Seminar on Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes will take place in Oslo, Norway, on 11-13 October 2016. The​ seminar is organized by PRIO, the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), and the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), with support from the Governments of Finland and Norway.

Contact info​rmation

For questions, please contact Julie M. Hansen (julhan@prio.org, ​+47 41 15 68 40​​)