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CIArb and ArbitralWomen cooperate

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and ArbitralWomen have entered into an agreement to mutually support and cooperate with each other in the organisation and promotion of joint events. The agreement extends to each organisation’s young practitioner group, namely the CIArb’s Young Members Group and ArbitralWomen’s Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners (YAWP).

Members of the CIArb and ArbitralWomen will not only benefit from the shared platform but also enjoy discounts on joint events.

Amanda Lee, CIArb’s Young Members Group Chair said:

We are delighted to be cooperating with Young ArbitralWomen Practitioners, a thriving group of young practitioners dedicated to promoting and supporting women in dispute resolution.  Through joint cooperation we hope to foster and celebrate diversity and equality in this field and we look forward to an exciting line-up of events together.

ArbitralWomen is an international non-governmental organisation with the primary objective of promoting the interests of women in the field of alternative dispute resolution. The network consists of nearly two thousand women from over 40 countries comprising a diverse group of practitioners including arbitrators, mediators, experts, adjudicators, marine surveyors, facilitators, lawyers, forensic consultants and ombudswomen.  The group also enjoys observer status at UNCITRAL Working Group Sessions.

Rashda Rana SC, President of ArbitralWomen highlighted the organisations’ shared values and vision:

I am very pleased about this collaboration between YAWP and CIArb Young Members’ Group. Our respective younger members will gain so much from the combined effort of the two united groups, not to mention the additional support that the broader membership can provide. We also share a common vision and goal to improve the position of younger members and to build a strong pipeline of talent to ensure the continued growth of dispute resolution bodies such as ArbitralWomen and CIArb. This cooperation between us will ensure that vision is realised now and continues towards our goals well into the future.

Gabrielle Nater-Bass, Vice President of ArbitralWomen and Chair of YAWP added:

We are very excited to be working together with CIArb and its Young Members Group and are truly grateful for their support and encouragement to our cause of promoting more diversity and equality in dispute resolution. We are convinced our joint cooperation will be fruitful on many levels to members of both groups.