The Southeast Asian Women Peacebuilders Network (SEAWP) made its debut with a regional summit in May 2020. A platform for women in civil society organisations around the region, acting as activists, negotiators, lawyers and peacebuilders, the network was created to showcase the work these peacebuilding experts and practitioners do, as well as forwarding the Women, Peace and Security Agenda.

SEAWP’s first seven months beginning May 2020 has been impressive: its webinars have reached a wide set of audience and the speakers have been a good mix of well-known experts and lesser known ones, with a breadth of experiences among them. These webinars have also featured young women working within the security and conflict areas as researchers and other significant roles.