The Nordic Women Mediators Network

The Swedish Women’s Mediation Network

The Swedish Women’s Mediation Network consists of 15 members, and was initiated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2015 to actively support women’s full and effective participation in peacemaking processes before, during and after conflict.

The network consists of 15 senior women with extensive expertise and experience relevant to conflict mediation, peacebuilding and negotiations. As members they serve as the Minister for Foreign Affairs’ Special Representatives for Inclusive and Sustainable Peace Processes. They work to strengthen the role of women mediators and peacemakers in conflict-affected areas, and to link efforts at different levels to formal processes.

The network specifically works to:

The Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), the Swedish agency for peace, security and development, coordinates the network in close collaboration with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.