Last modified: 12 January, 2019

ArbitralWomen has existed informally since 1993, actively since 2000, and officially as a non-profit organisation since 2005. ArbitralWomen celebrates its 25th Jubilee in 2018.

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ArbitralWomen Activities at a Glance

What is ArbitralWomen?

  • An international non-governmental organisation with the primary objective of advancing the interests of women and promoting female practitioners in international dispute resolution.
  • A network of women from diverse backgrounds and legal cultures active in international dispute resolution in any role, including, arbitrator, mediator, expert, adjudicator, surveyor, facilitator, lawyer, neutral, ombudswoman or forensic consultant. ArbitralWomen now has close to a thousand members from over 40 countries.
  • An effective tool to advance the interests and increase the involvement of women in dispute resolution and improve their visibility.
  • A group of female practitioners from jurisdictions around the world, and a source of referrals for both women and men.
  • An opportunity to meet other women in the field, exchange ideas, mentor new practitioners and celebrate the future of women in international dispute resolution.
  • A source of information on recent developments concerning women in international dispute resolution.
  • An organisation with observer status at UNCITRAL Working Group Sessions.

How can I join ArbitralWomen?

You can become a member if you are proposed by a current member or you may apply on your own. You can submit your application along with your CV and a photo online by clicking “Apply Now” below or at the top of the homepage.

  • Payments are made online.
  • Annual membership fee: 150 Euros.
  • Corporate membership fee: 650 Euros for five members.
  • A rate of 135 Euros is offered for each additional individual member of the firm.
  • ArbitralWomen Practitioners

    Find appropriate and qualified female dispute resolution practitioners and speakers with our multiple criteria search tool.

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  • Gender Equality

    ArbitralWomen promotes pledges and charters launched by other organisations that promote women practitioners in dispute resolution, the law and business.

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  • Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners

    Find appropriate and qualified young female dispute resolution practitioners and speakers with our multiple criteria search tool.

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  • Mentorship Programme

    ArbitralWomen offers a mentorship programme for members to share their experience and strengthen the role of women in dispute resolution.

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  • Events

    ArbitralWomen organises and publicises formal and informal events and gatherings, often in conjunction with major international conferences.

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  • Partners and Sponsors

    ArbitralWomen cooperates with dispute resolution institutions and benefits from corporate sponsors who provide invaluable support for our activities. If your firm or organisation would like to support or partner with ArbitralWomen, click here to send us a message under 'Contact Us'.

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  • Newsletter

    ArbitralWomen publishes a quarterly Newsletter available online. It provides news primarily about women from the international dispute resolution community and ArbitralWomen activities.

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  • AW News

    Follow AW News to learn about current projects, events and useful information. AW News is updated regularly.

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  • AW-Kluwer Arbitration Blog

    ArbitralWomen posts arbitration-related contributions from its members who are encouraged to blog and share their views on current issues in international arbitration.

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  • Publications

    ArbitralWomen uploads publications by and of interest to its members.

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  • Vis Moot

    ArbitralWomen supports student teams in the Vis Moot, an educational programme in the form of a competition. Students learn international commercial law and arbitration, based on a real dispute. The Moot is designed to train future lawyers to resolve international business disputes using alternative dispute resolution.

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  • Education and Competitions

    ArbitralWomen publishes information about dispute resolution programmes, scholarships, training, etc. Please contact us if you have a programme you would like us to publicise.

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  • Questions?

    For any questions or proposals, click below to send us a message.

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