We The Women: Why Conflict Mediation Is Not Just A Job For Men

Saturday, October 1, 2005
Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HDC)

[This]... paper reveals that there are women who will and can make the choice to be senior mediators if they are given the chance to do so. It also suggests that women's perspective on conflict causes and solutions,their approaches to communication and problem solving,and their very presence as women both symbolically and literally all have significant benefits in the complex arena of conflict mediation... Anniversaries of resolutions and declarations have a tendency to focus the mind. The fifth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (SCR 1325) on women,peace and security on 31 October 2005 should be no exception.

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Why Conflict Mediation Is Not Just A Job For Men, HDC (2005).