Mediation is a structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists disputing parties in resolving conflict through the use of specialized communication and negotiation techniques. All participants in mediation are encouraged to actively participate in the process. Mediation is a “party-centered” process in that it is focused primarily on the needs, rights, and interests of the parties.
While women are often actively engaged in mediation processes at community levels, their expertise is often overlooked when it comes to formal, high-level peace initiatives. In recent years, Save the Rights aims at expanding different national, regional, and global mediator networks to address this gap.
Save the Rights believes women’s equal representation in leadership, political, and community roles is a powerful antidote to the insufficient or recessive progression of human and gender rights. In particular, we advocate for the United Nations’ member nations to fully achieve Goal 5 (Gender Equality) of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Save the Rights achieves these objectives by focusing on women’s empowerment globally by the development of conflict resolution, mediation, leadership, and negotiation skills and by advocating for gender equity in decision-making roles, especially on matters affecting women.