Jenny Lorentzen

Doctoral Researcher

Jenny Lorentzen
Email: jenlor@prio.org
Work phone: +47 22 54 77 04
Twitter: @jennylorentzen

Research Interests

  • Gender
  • Peacebuilding
  • Norm diffusion 
  • International Mediation​​​

Jenny Lorentzen is a Doctoral Researcher at PRIO and Lund University and co-editor of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update newsletter. She is the coordinator of PRIO's Gender Research Group since October 2016.

My PhD project concerns the implementation of gender equality norms such as UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in transitional settings. The focus is on the interactions between different international and local actors and agendas in these contexts, and how various international and national processes are translating on the ground.

Languages spoken

Norwegian, English and French

Work Experience

From August 2015: Doctoral Researcher, Women’s Empowerment and Multicultural Challenges in War-to-Peace Transitions​, PRIO & Department of Political Science, Lund University.

​October 2013-August 2015: Department Manager, Social Dynamics Department & Research Assistant, Gender, Conflict and Peacebuilding Research, PRIO.​

March 2013-October 2013: Research Assistant, Gender, Conflict and Peacebuilding Research, PRIO.

February 2012-March 2013: Editorial Assistant, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, PRIO.

September 2011-March 2013: Associate Coordinator, Oslo Red Cross.

February 2010-July 2010: Intern, UN-HABITAT, Nairobi.

Education

2010-2012: Master in International Relations from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI). 

2006-2009: Bachelor in African Studies from the University of Oslo, including the subjects French, History, and Area studies of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Recent Publications

Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2017) Gender Financing at the UN Peacebuilding Fund, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2017: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny (2016) Why Trump Is Bad News for Gender Equality in Foreign Policy, PRIO Blogs.
Lorentzen, Jenny (2016) Dagen derpå for likestilling i utenrikspolitikken med Trump som president, Dagsavisen Nye Meninger.

All Publications

Popular Article

Lorentzen, Jenny (2016) Why Trump Is Bad News for Gender Equality in Foreign Policy, PRIO Blogs.
Lorentzen, Jenny (2016) Dagen derpå for likestilling i utenrikspolitikken med Trump som president, Dagsavisen Nye Meninger.

Master Thesis

Lorentzen, Jenny (2012) Hypocrisy and "Friction" in International Organizations: The Case of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000). MA thesis, Noragric, Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet.

Conference Paper

Lorentzen, Jenny (2016) Appropriation and Localization of Gender Equality Norms in Post-Genocide Rwanda, presented at Gender Equality Norms and the Politics of Development Cooperation, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen, 19 May 2016.

Report - External Series

Lorentzen, Jenny (2016) Gender and Culture in Transitional Justice: Rwanda’s Gacaca Courts, Gender-Just Peace and Transitional Justice Working Paper Series, 2. Lund University.

Newsletter

Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2017) Gender Financing at the UN Peacebuilding Fund, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2017: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2016) Women Engaging in Islamic Charity as ‘Development Agents’, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2016) DDR through a Gender Lens in Nepal and Myanmar, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2016) Integrating Gender into Foreign Policy, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.
Hansen, Julie Marie & Jenny Lorentzen (2016) Gender and Inclusion in the Colombian Peace Process, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2016: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny; Torunn L. Tryggestad & Julie Marie Hansen (2015) Somali Women’s Civic Engagement: Past, Present and Future, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2015: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny; Torunn L. Tryggestad & Julie Marie Hansen (2015) Women’s Legal Mobilisation in a Violent Context: Lessons from internally displaced women’s organisations in Colombia, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2015: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2015) PRIO Launches New Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2015: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Julie Marie Hansen (2015) 15 Years of UNSC Resolution 1325, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2015: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Torunn L. Tryggestad (2014) Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2014: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2014) The Role and Relevance of Gender in Peace Mediation, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2014: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Torunn L. Tryggestad (2014) First Woman Appointed as UN Force Commander, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2014: PRIO.
Lorentzen, Jenny & Torunn L. Tryggestad (2014) Symposium on Women’s Rights and Empowerment in Afghanistan, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2014: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2013) The Missing Peace Symposium 2013, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2013: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2013) Elimination and Prevention of all Forms of Violence against Women and Girls, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2013: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2013) Launch of New Initiative: Gender and Mediation Seminar, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2013: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2013) New Project at PRIO on National Action Plans, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2013: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2013) Women, Power and Politics: The Road to Sustainable Democracy, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2013: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L.; Jenny Lorentzen & Halvor Berggrav (2012) The Political Psychology of War Rape, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2012: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2012) Engaging Men for Women's Empowerment, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2012: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2012) Gender, Empowerment and Conflict in South Asia, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2012: PRIO.
Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Lorentzen (2012) Claims About Global Decline in Sexual Violence Spark Debate, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2012: PRIO.

Book Review

Lorentzen, Jenny (2013) Review of Olivera Simic, Regulation of sexual conduct in UN peacekeeping operations, in NOREF Book Review .

Blog Posts

Why Trump Is Bad News for Gender Equality in Foreign Policy

Posted by Jenny Lorentzen on Friday, 18 November 2016

While 2015 was in many ways a year of celebration for women’s participation in international politics, 2016 on the other hand seems to be a year of disappointments. What will happen to women’s participation and gender equality in foreign policy when Donald Trump becomes the next President of the United States? 2015 – a year of celebration For those of us interested in the role of women in international politics, 2015 was a year of optimism. We celebrated the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Sweden appointed its first feminist government, and became ...

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