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Upcoming Regional Women Mediators Networks Meeting: Strengthening Global Connections for Inclusive Peacemaking

Upcoming Regional Women Mediators Networks Meeting: Strengthening Global Connections for Inclusive Peacemaking

Thursday, 18 Oct 2018

​​On 23-25 October, there will be a gathering of regional women mediator networks in New York. The meeting is organized as a collaborative effort between by Femwise-Africa, the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network (MWMN), the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM), and the Women Meditators across the Commonwealth (WMC). It is hosted by the International Peace Institute (IPI).

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PRIO contributes to Conference on Women, Peace and Security 2018

PRIO contributes to Conference on Women, Peace and Security 2018

Monday, 15 Oct 2018
The Swedish Chief of Defence, General Micael Bydén, hosted a conference on Women, Peace and Security in Sweden October 1-3. Presenters included the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström, and Minister for Defence, Peter Hultqvist. The importance of senior leadership when promoting gender equality in military organizations took centre stage. Participants involved senior leaders, researchers, and experts.

PRIO Senior Researcher Dr. Louise Olsson presented together with Rebecca Blum, Senior Analyst at the Nordic Centre for Gender in Military Operations, on the rationale and content of the UN resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and their meaning for military objectives and responsibilities. As the focus now turns from primarily considering gender in the context of peace operations to considerations for national defence, discussions focused on women’s recruitment and retention, and considerations on differences in risk, including sexual violence, and attitudes to defence among male and female populations.



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FINEX Project Seeking Survey Responses on Islamic Finance

FINEX Project Seeking Survey Responses on Islamic Finance

Thursday, 11 Oct 2018

​Survey responses needed: Islamic banking is a growing sector globally, but there is little knowledge about how Muslims in the Nordic region relate to questions of Islamic finance and to the relationship between religion and economy. To learn more about this, we are conducting a survey among Muslims in the Nordic countries. If you are Muslim, over 20 years old, and live in Sweden, Norway, Denmark or Finland, we hope you can take part in our survey: www.prio.org/FINEXSurvey

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Three PRIO Projects, One Research Network Awarded NORGLOBAL Funding

Three PRIO Projects, One Research Network Awarded NORGLOBAL Funding

Thursday, 11 Oct 2018
The Research Council of Norway’s NORGLOBAL funding has been decided for the 2018 round of applications. PRIO was awarded one of the three networks: Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies: Research network on humanitarian efforts led by Maria Jumbert Gabrielsen. Additionally, three research projects were funded: Gudrun Østby’s project ‘EducAid’; Kristin Bergtora Sandvik’s project ‘Do no harm’ and Helga Malmin Binningsbø’s project ‘All is fair in law and war’. In addition, NUPI’s network Effectiveness of Peace Operations Network featuring Kristoffer Lidén was also funded. PRIO is also a partner in the NIVA project LED by Elizabeth Selig, involving Siri Aas Rustad and Andreas Tollefsen.

Congratulations to all involved!



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New Blog on Nobel Peace Prize and #MeToo Movement

New Blog on Nobel Peace Prize and #MeToo Movement

Tuesday, 09 Oct 2018

​"While this Nobel Peace Prize is by no means a #metoo prize, there are features of the movement that are compatible with the fight against conflict-related sexual violence," writes Inger Skjelsbæk, Research Professor at PRIO, in a new PRIO Blogs post about the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their work in bringing attention to sexual violence in armed conflict.

Read the full blog post here.

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