GENDER AND MULTITRACK DIPLOMACY
The WISCOMP Diplomacy Initiative explores the changing contours and
vocabulary of international diplomacy with a focus on multi-track peacebuilding.
It seeks to facilitate substantive engagement on how women diplomats,
working in different tracks, can effectively collaborate to build sustainable
peace and security.
initiative attempts to:
• Address the role of gender in multi-track diplomacy by examining the
ways in which it can be mainstreamed in the theory and practice of
• Build a synergy between track-one diplomacy and perspectives from civil
society tracks including nongovernmental conflict resolution, education,
media, activism, business and citizens’ diplomacy.
• Stimulate dialogue, improve networks and build partnerships among
diverse actors in ways that foreground gender and strengthen diplomacy
part of this Initiative, WISCOMP organizes periodic dialogues among
women diplomats and parliamentarians and provides briefings on a range
of issues such as gender and terrorism, media and peacebuilding, non-
traditional security and public diplomacy.