Event Invitation: peace&justice café: The path ahead for gender justice, 17 November 2022

The International Mediation Institute is joining The Hague Humanity Hub & Municipality of The Hague in another hybrid edition of the peace&justice café. On 17 November we will explore what gender justice means and how it can help us achieve more peaceful and just societies. 

As Roundabout hosts, within two 40-minute sessions, IMI will host a discussion on what difference does ‘gender difference’ make in dispute resolution. We will reflect on the experiences of women who have made a career while at the same time paving the way for a new profession – that of a mediator. We will invite participants to share their own experiences. In particular, we will prompt discussions on:
  • How can women mediators build credibility in a world where male mediators are chosen more than women?
  • Do women have a preferred approach to conflict i.e. avoiding/accommodating/collaborating vs compromising/confronting?
  • How do we bring men into the conversation about women in dispute resolution?
  • How do adopt a gender-inclusive approach to mediation in cultures where women aren’t invited to the table?
  • How do we own our womanhood including our motherhood in a mediation career?

Date and Time:
Thursday, 17 November 2022, 16:00 – 18:30 CET (find your time here!)
Hybrid Event: Join us online on Zoom or in-person at The Hague Humanity Hub City Centre

IMI-facilitated sessions on women in dispute resolution will be held exclusively online

Join IMI’s hosts Felicity Steadman, Mary Damianakis and Ivana Ninčić in this facilitated network roundabout session –  an intimate and informal conversation to emerge reflections on the topic. 

Background Information

The United Nations has highlighted gender equality as “essential to achieve peaceful societies” and sustainable development. But despite decades of time and effort, at the current rate of change, it will take 136 years to close the global gender gap. While equity is more obvious in an area like education, in other sectors like politics and the economy, women are still to break the ‘glass ceiling’. In conflict and post-conflict settings, women and non-binary people are also disproportionately impacted.

Roundabout Information

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) Focusing on outcomes for survivors of intimate partner violence (Online)
The Hague Academy for Local Governance Gender sensitive service-delivery (In-person)
European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN) Gender just cities: Breaking silos in urban policy and practice  (In-person)
International Mediation Institute Women in dispute resolution (Online)
Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation How is sexual violence being used as a weapon of war? (In-person)
Foro Penal Gender Justice for non-lawyers (In-person)
UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia Translating WPS commitments to results – women’s solidarity and joint actions (In-person)
UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia Intersectional and intergenerational perspectives for gender-responsive peacebuilding (Online)
City of Toronto Building Communities with an Equity Lens (Online)

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