Personal tools

Women Peacemakers Make Recommendations on How to Improve the Role of Women in Mediation

On January 18th, the Institute for Inclusive Security held its annual Policy Forum in Washington, DC, attended by Shukrije Gashi, Director of Partners Kosovo, and Nadwa Al-Dawsari, Director of Partners Yemen.

This year’s Policy Forum focused on how to raise the profile of women in mediation. Shukrije Gashi, Director of Partners Kosovo, and Nadwa Al-Dawsari, Director of Partners Yemen, were selected by the Institute as two of only 21 prominent women mediators from around the world to participate in the discussion. The delegates made recommendations towards including more women in negotiation and decision-making processes and ensuring the representation of women’s needs in peace agreements.

Ms.Shukrije Gashi founded Parters Kosova:Center for Conflict Management in 2001.  She is is one of Kosovo’s leading conflict resolution and mediation specialists, and has trained hundreds of people in communities throughout Kosovo and mediated dozens of difficult disputes through her Center's mediation and conflict resolution programs. Under her leadership, Partners Kosovo has pioneered civil society input into new government laws and regulations, such as the Kosovo Mediation Law and the Code of Ethics for Kosovo Civil Servants.

Ms. Nadwa Al-Dawsari is a conflict expert in Yemen and a Conflict Management trainer who has overseen numerous US-funded projects to mitigate conflict in remote and difficult tribal areas in Yemen. During the last 4 years, Ms. Al-Dawsari worked directly with tribal leaders, local civil society organizations, women, youth, religious leaders as well as local authorities to help analyze conflicts and establish sustainable structures and systems to manage conflicts. She also introduced modern tools to help strengthen the role of local NGOs and institutions in preventing and mitigating conflicts.

Document Actions
Center Profile

Local Name: شركاء اليمن
Director: May Nasr
Center since: 2009
Contact Information:
PO Box 16302
Sanaa, Yemen
Tel: +967-1423385



Related Items
Update on EDAMA - "Sustainability" in Arabic

This June in Amman, Partners convened democracy activists from 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa to network and learn crucial skills for promoting more democratic and inclusive political processes.

read more
Community Dialogues Give Yemeni Citizens a Voice

Yemeni citizens are flocking to Community Dialogue sessions facilitated by Partners-trained community leaders. They are eager to make their voices heard in this critical period of developing a new constitution and new governance framework for Yemen.

read more
New Video: Women's Empowerment in Yemen

"People want change, but they need a guide." This short film about the work of Partners for Democratic Change and Partners-Yemen in the tribal areas of Yemen features the local women leaders we are supporting to develop local solutions to the challenges of poverty, underdevelopment and conflict.

read more

1779 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Suite 515, Washington, DC 20036

TEL: 202-942-2166 FAX: 202-939-0606