Women, Power and Politics: The Road to Sustainable Democracy


Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Jenny Kathrine Lorentzen (2013) Women, Power and Politics: The Road to Sustainable Democracy, PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update, 2013: PRIO.

​The fifth 2013 issue of the GPS Update features a report from the international conference organized by PRIO and Forum for Women and Development (FOKUS) on 14-15 November 2013. The conference marked the closing of the celebration of the 2013 Centenary of Women's Suffrage in Norway, focusing on the importance of women's political rights in relation to matters of international peace, security and sustainable development.

​This issue also features re​ports from other recent events at PRIO: A seminar with Conciliation Resources and launch of the report Accord Insight: Women Building Peace, a visit to PRIO by Denis Mukwege, founder and Medical Director of the General Referral Hospital Panzi in Bukavu DRC, who will collaborate with PRIO Researchers on a new project on female empowerment in DR Congo, as well as a Young Researcher Talent Project on Armed Conflict and Maternal Health that has recently received funding from the Research Council of Norway. 

As usual, the GPS Update also gives you an update on relevant seminars, reports and policy briefs, as well as a list of publications which might be of interest to our readership.


Torunn L. Tryggestad

Torunn L. Tryggestad

Senior Researcher. Director of the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security

Jenny Lorentzen

Jenny Lorentzen

Doctoral Researcher & Health and Safety Representative

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