The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue’s “Women at the Peace Table – Africa”
Spurring from the ideas outlined in the United Nations Security Council issued Resolution 1325 The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue’s “Women at the Peace Table – Africa” is a network that connects female mediators and advisers that are capable identifying and employing strategies in accordance with various peace processes. CHD developed the “Women at the Peace Table” program as a supporting auspice of the HDC’s “Women at the Peace Table Initiative,” which was launched in 2009 and currently operating in the Asia-Pacific Region and Africa.
The program focuses on three key areas:
I. Advisory Services & Deployment: To high-level Conferences, IGOs, and Conflict Areas.
II. Women’s Reference Group: Which Identifies women directly or indirectly involved in high-level peace processes/negotiations. These women act as advisors and mentors to ensure effective engagement in conflict dialogues, etc.
III. Cyber-Dialogues: Connecting Women involved in peace negotiations to female community members concerning the successes and failures of past initiative tasks.
Furthermore, the program does research allocation & presentations, which collaboration with national and NGO partners through essential channels; empowerment seminars: where individual NGOs initiatives are highlighted and partnerships and joint initiatives are encouraged; and issue-specific publications which are aimed at spurring the inclusion of women perspectives in peace negotiations.
To date The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue’s “Women at the Peace Table – Africa” has engaged I the peacebuilding processes of communities in Nigeria, Somalia, Somalialand, Sudan, and regions across the Sahel.
The center’s work has indelibly played a lasting role in the continued development of sound, secure, and engaged communities across the continent that actively fight to ensure that the errors of their past do not define their future.