31 Dec 2023

Synthesis Paper: Under crossfire

The courageous work of women faith-based mediators to prevent, mitigate and resolve violent conflicts

Women faith-based mediators use creative strategies to achieve results despite the barriers they face and while working under risky conditions. But because their efforts and achievements remain largely invisible, together with the Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, we want to give visibility to these brave women, to their daily struggles as well as unmatched courage and perseverance.


Carla Schraml, Luxshi Vimalarajah


Read key recommendations, by the women interviewed for this study, on how to support the work of women faith-based mediators here.

This publication is part of the Women Faith-Based Mediators project, led by The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers and the Berghof Foundation. They synthesis report was originally published on the network's website.

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