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Practitioners in Residence Programme Launches at PRIO

Practitioners in Residence Programme Launches at PRIO

Hilde Frafjord Johnson and Borja Paladini Adell are first to join

Friday, 23 Aug 2019
One of PRIO’s strategic goals is to develop innovative peace research programmes that respond to the most pressing issues of our time. Starting in autumn 2019, therefore, PRIO has launched a Practitioner in Residence programme aimed at creating an arena for mutual engagement and learning between key practitioners and PRIO researchers.

The first two practitioners are Hilde Frafjord Johnson and Borja Paladini Adell, both of whom will stay with PRIO until the end of 2019.

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PRIO Researcher Gives Talk on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

PRIO Researcher Gives Talk on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

Monday, 05 Aug 2019

On 2 August, Julie Marie Hansen gave a talk about sexual violence in armed conflict at KSAS, Humanity Institute in Myitkyina, Myanmar. Hansen introduced current theories on the causes and consequences of conflict-related sexual violence, and an overview of efforts to prevent and mitigate the impact of this type of violence.




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Successful Thesis Defense by Lynn Nygaard

Successful Thesis Defense by Lynn Nygaard

Wednesday, 31 Jul 2019

​Lynn Nygaard has successfully defended her doctoral thesis in education at the Institute of Education, University College London. Her thesis, “Ready or Not: Negotiating Gender and Institutional Environment on the Path to Professorship,” uses PRIO as a case study for examining how expectations related to gender and the institutional environment create sites of negotiation in everyday writing and publishing practices that shape readiness to apply for promotion. 

Congratulations Lynn!

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PRIO Researchers Contribute to New Book on Women, Peace and Security in Myanmar: Between Feminism and Ethnopolitics

PRIO Researchers Contribute to New Book on Women, Peace and Security in Myanmar: Between Feminism and Ethnopolitics

Wednesday, 31 Jul 2019

The book describes women’s efforts as agents for change in Myanmar and examines the potential of the peace process as an opportunity for women’s empowerment.

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New Report on Community-Led Education in Rohingya Refugee Camps

New Report on Community-Led Education in Rohingya Refugee Camps

Wednesday, 10 Jul 2019

​Since the August 2017 crisis forced them to flee their native Myanmar, Rohingya refugees have attempted to rebuild a semblance of normalcy in the squalid camps of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. 

The Government of Bangladesh restricts formal schooling for refugee children and youth. International and national NGOs provide some nonformal education in the camps, but the general lack of education has become a major source of concern and despair for refugees. 

In response, numerous refugee-led networks of community teachers have been formed trying to fill the gap in formal education. 

To learn more about these efforts and how these networks could be engaged by humanitarian agencies working to improve the education situation for refugees in the camps, read this new report commissioned for PRIO’s EducAid project.

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