HRREC Director, Prof. John Packer, contributes to Gender sensitive mediation training for senior international officials

At the request of the United Nations (UN), HRREC Director, Prof. John Packer, is currently in Helsinki, Finland, contributing to a high-level seminar on ‘Gender and Inclusive Mediation Processes’. The training is hosted by Nobel Laureate and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari and supported by Mr. Ahtisaari’s Crisis Management Initiative and the Peace Research Institute of Oslo. The seminar is designed for senior UN and other envoys working in various contexts of violent conflict and in negotiations of political transitions. Prof. Packer is leading sessions on ‘gendering’ power-sharing and constitutional and law reform, as well as the experience of the political transition in Yemen (for which he was a principal advisor).

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