“In essence, women’s participation in Mediation is simply a question of equality and fairness. Women make up half of a community. Their voices should be heard.” – Hanna Tetteh
Today, the Institute of Chartered Mediators joins hands with women across the globe to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Women are the foundation of the home, caring for, and lending strength to, their partners and children. The home is the beginning of the society, and as women work to maintain a sense of normalcy in the face of hardships, and keep the peace in the face of conflicts, they demonstrate the fundamental traits of a Mediator.
As an institution dedicated to advocating the use of Mediation, and other dispute resolution methods, we appreciate the strength, determination and courage of women everywhere, who at their core, are remarkable peacebuilders. We acknowledge the invaluable efforts of our staff, our leaders, and our members, who make up half our membership body
Man may work from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done, so to the women accomplishing great feats, and to the women who feel their efforts go unseen; we see you, we appreciate you, and we support you as you challenge the status quo.
Happy International Women’s Day.
For the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators:
Agada John Elachi, PhD, FICMC, FCIArb (UK)
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