Veronique Haller of Charge d’ Affaires Embassy of Switzerland in South Africa introduced the topic of discussion, Where are the women in conflict mediation? Haller shared from her personal experience. In Bosnia she noticed that not a single woman participated in signing the agreement to end the war despite having the strength to contribute to the agreement. It is now seventeen years later. Important conscious shifts and efforts to include women have been made through the UN Resolution 1325 and other initiatives, but women often still only participate to represent women’s issues and male leadership remains the norm.