Women Mediators across the Commonwealth

Peace processes that involve women are more likely to last. We are supporting a new network of women mediators to increase the participation of women in peace processes and mediation at a local, national, and global level.

Despite the fact that women play an active role in mediating conflicts at all levels, their role is often not acknowledged and supported. We are championing efforts to increase the recognition of the role of women mediators in peace processes regionally and internationally.

    WMC members in Nigeria
    Women are mediators

    Women Mediators across the Commonwealth (WMC) brings together women from different backgrounds and with different experiences of mediating conflict to learn from each other. The network advocates for greater recognition  of the crucial work done by women mediators at all levels - from the local to the global.

    Visaka

    I led a group of courageous women, all of whom had lost family, into the jungle to meet with members of the armed group. A mother’s voice is very influential when she says ‘No more bloodshed’.

    Visaka Dharmadasa
    Sri Lanka
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    Members of Women Mediators across the Commonwealth talking together during a meeting

    Meet the WMC members

    WMC members come from diverse backgrounds and geographic locations, and have mediation experience ranging from mediating conflict at the community level to official peace talks.