November 09, 2018 @ 18:30 – November 09, 2018 @ 20:00
Auditorium Ivan Pictet
Maison de la Paix
in Geneva 1211

Despite growing recognition of the crucial role of women in conflict resolution and prevention, women still face difficulties not only in accessing the negotiation table but also in influencing discussions and decision-making once part of a mediation process. How can we prevent the exclusion of women in mediation processes? Where can we find concrete tools to guarantee that women’s interests are reflected in the agreements that shape tomorrow’s societies? This event features powerful testimonies from mediators and negotiators involved in peace negotiations in Colombia, Syria, and the Philippines.


  • Olga Marín, Member of the International Commission of the FARC-EP, Advisor of the Gender Sub-commission during the peace negotiations in Havana, and Member of the Joint Monitoring and Verification Mechanism
  • Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria
  • Teresita Quintos-Deles, Former Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process in the Philippines


  • Dr. Thania Paffenholz, Director of the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute Geneva


  • Organised by the Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute, the United Nations Department of Political Affairs and the Permanent Missions of Switzerland and Sweden to the United Nations in Geneva as part of the 2017 Geneva Peace Week.