ArbitralWomen is an international non-governmental organisation bringing together women practitioners active in international dispute resolution. The group has its origins in 1993 and expanded mainly since 2000. Today our network is close to a thousand strong, from 40 countries and from all parts of the globe. 

We continue to advance the interests of
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in dispute resolution.

We are proud of our work in promoting women in dispute resolution through events, social gatherings, mentoring, and sponsoring to assist women law students to participate in moot courts.

Browse and use our website to "Find a Practitioner" and locate arbitrators, mediators, experts, adjudicators, surveyors, facilitators, ombudswomen, forensic consultants, neutrals, lawyers and practitioners in your jurisdiction and/or field of business.

Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners (YAWP) the first young group for female practitioners only. YAWP provides a networking platform for women below the age of 40 who are seeking to address challenges arising in the early stages of their practice.

ArbitralWomen partners programme is meant to mutually cross-reference to partners, namely dispute resolution institutions, hearing centres, dispute resolution media, dispute resolution education programmes.

ArbitralWomen gender equality promotions comprise promoting pledges and charters launched by other organisations and groups, meant to promote women practitioners namely in dispute resolution but also more broadly in the legal and business fields.

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6th ICC MENA Conference

Interested in keeping up to date on the latest developments in international arbitration? Don’t miss the 6th ICC MENA Conference taking place in Dubai on 6-8 May. You can benefit from the special early bird rate – register now for significant discounts. For the full programme and list of top-class speakers, visit ICC webpage at Topics will include: The 20-20 debate: arbitrator and counsel ethics; Hercules' Pillars: navigating past the civil and common law divide; Joint ventures: opening Pandora's box (or keeping it closed); Proving your claim in international arbitration. Not be missed ArbitralWomen and WiAR breakfast on “Expertise: a Woman’s No Man’s Land?” on Tuesday 8 May from 07:30 – 08:45. read more.

Issue 25 - 05/04/2018

Interview with Cherie Blair CBE QC – CPR 2018 Diversity Award winners – Book on Women in Dispute – Reports on events around the world, including International Women’s Day – Members on the move read more.

WOMEN IN DISPUTES A History of European Women in Mediation and Arbitration

From Homer to Jane Austen, storytellers have entertained their audiences with tales of women in disputes, as parties and peacemakers. This is our attempt to write their history, relying as far as possible on primary sources, documents which have survived by chance, never intended for our eyes by those who created and preserved them. read more.

Our website is about and by ArbitralWomen but is open to everyone both to search for appropriate and qualified dispute resolution practitioners, and to benefit from the ideas and information offered.