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Live webinar: Connected or muted? New opportunities for women’s participation in peace processes during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Join a moderated high-level dialogue on women, peace and security and inclusive peace processes on 6 May 2020 at 15:00 CET.


The webinar is over, but a video recording is available.

Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide invites experts on women’s participation and leadership in peacebuilding and conflict prevention to a dialogue on challenges and opportunities for the participation of women in peace processes in the times of Covid-19.

The audience is invited to submit questions before and during the event using this website and the code 672661. Selected questions will be presented to the panellists by the moderator.

Bilde av paneldeltakere

Panellists include: 

Mr. Miroslav Jenča, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas.

Mr. Geir O. Pedersen, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria.

Ms. Mavic Cabrera Balleza, Chief Executive Officer of The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from conflict-affected countries all over the world.

Ms. Sanam Naraghi Anderlini MBE, Founder and CEO of International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and Director of Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics.

Ms. Sylvia R. Thompson, leading a mediation and dialogue effort in Yemen for the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI) and Member of the Norwegian Branch of the Nordic Network of Women Mediators.


Ms. Lyse Doucet, award winning Chief International Correspondent and Senior Presenter for BBC World News television and BBC World Service Radio.


Ms. Marita Sørheim-Rensvik is the Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.