Sanam Naraghi Anderlini & Rudina Çollaku at 'Locally Rooted, Regionally Connected' (ICAN & Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development)

May 5, 2021

8:00-9:15 (ET) / 14:00-15:15 (CET)

Women peacebuilders around the world are still excluded from peace processes that affect them. This session will explore the crucial role of regional actors in implementing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. It will pay particular attention to enabling and widening the scope for engagement with civil society and women peacebuilders within and across regions.  It will do this by exploring the advantages of regional organizations when it comes to engaging women peacebuilders and discussing how regional organizations can respond to threats against women peacebuilders. Moving from concrete actions, that have already promoted inclusive peace, to the next action on the to-do list, the session will discuss what is likely to be achieved in the next year.

Moderator: Robert Egnell, Vice-Chancellor, Swedish Defence University


  • Ann Linde, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • Helga Maria Schmid, Secretary General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, United Nations
  • Siga Fatima Jagne, Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender, ECOWAS
  • Sanam Anderlini, Founder and CEO, International Civil Society Action Network
  • Rudina Çollaku, Founder and Executive Director of Woman Center for Development and Culture, Albania

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