Gender Research

Research at PRIO on gender, peace and conflict addresses the different effects of armed conflict on men and women, men’s and women’s different security needs, and their different capacities for peacebuilding. It studies the gendered character of perceptions, values and experiences, and the ways in which these shape understandings of conflict. We seek to be at the forefront of both conceptual and empirical research in the field. We employ a broad array of research methodologies, ranging from fieldwork, statistical methods and interview studies to textual study and theory development.

Our research is guided by a focus on academic excellence. Engaging with the foremost international researchers and research institutions in Europe, Africa and the Americas strengthens our ability to provide policy advice to governments and others. Gender, peace and conflict research at PRIO benefits from close ties with other research environments and institutions, both in Norway and abroad.

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