Last modified: 16 April, 2023

ArbitralWomen is an international non-governmental organisation which has existed informally since 1993, actively since 2000, and officially as a non-profit organisation since 2005. ArbitralWomen celebrated its 25th Jubilee in 2018.

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ArbitralWomen Activities at a Glance

What is ArbitralWomen?

The purpose of ArbitralWomen is to:
  • advance the interests of female practitioners and promote women and diversity in international alternative dispute resolution;
  • enable women to meet for professional, cultural, and academic purposes;
  • establish and maintain an international network of women involved in alternative dispute resolution in any capacity, including, arbitrator, mediator, expert, adjudicator, surveyor, facilitator, lawyer, neutral, ombudswoman or forensic consultant;
  • raise awareness about the role of women and diversity in alternative dispute resolution;
  • assist in the professional development of women in alternative dispute resolution;
  • provide mentoring for women to advance their careers in alternative dispute resolution;
  • foster communications and exchanges of information of interest to Members and other practitioners in alternative dispute resolution;
  • organise meetings, conferences, training seminars and other events connected with alternative dispute resolution;
  • publish information papers, notes of conferences or other research documents;
  • provide sponsorship, to the extent possible and under the conditions established by the Board, for women law students or young women lawyers to participate in law competitions;
  • promote and publicise the activities of ArbitralWomen and its Members through social media, digital communication and publications;
  • liaise with other professional organisations to further its purpose; and
  • conduct any other activities or initiatives in furtherance of the purpose of the Association.

How can I join ArbitralWomen? Click here “Apply Now“.

  • 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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