Mediterranean Women
Mediators Network

Acknowledging the need to increase women’s meaningful participation in peace processes within a key region for global peace and stability, in October 2017, the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation launched the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network.

The Mediterranean Women Mediators Network (MWMN) was established in 2017, within the context of the election of Italy as nonpermanent member to the UN Security Council, in order to strengthen the role of women as agents of peace in Mediterranean, a key region for global peace and stability. Funded by the Italian ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and coordinated by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and Women in International Security Italy (WIIS), the MWMN intends to be a catalyst with a gender perspective for mediation efforts in ongoing and potential crises and post-conflict stabilisation processes, and to foster synergies and coordination among existing initiatives.
By bringing together a multigenerational group of women mediators and women mediation experts from both the Northern and Southern shores of the Mediterranean sea, the MWMN aims to fill a networking and capacity-building gap in the region in order to facilitate the appointment of high-level women mediators both at the local and the global level.