In 2013 Norway is celebrating the Centenary of Women’s Suffrage, and PRIO and Forum for Women and Development (FOKUS) invite you to an international conference in Oslo, focusing on the importance of women’s political rights in relation to matters of international peace, security and sustainable development. The conference aims to look back in time as well as ahead to the future on how to involve new generations of women.

Around 300 participants have signed up for the conference, and no more seats are available.

Follow the conference:

Twitter: #WPPOslo, @PRIOUpdates, @FOKUSkvinner

Video recording: Thursday 14 November and Friday 15 November

Photostream: PRIO on Flickr

The full program can be found here.

The conference will be opened by Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway and now member of the UN appointed Panel of Elders, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women. Other confirmed speakers are Helen Clark, Administrator of UNDP, Louise Arbour, President of International Crisis Group, Monica McWilliams, co-founder of the Northern Ireland Women’s Coalition, Bineta Diop, Executive Director of Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) and Sanam Anderlini, co-founder of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN). The full program can be found here.

The conference is planned and organized by the Forum for Women and Development (FOKUS) and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in close co-operation with the National Suffrage Centenary Committee 1913-2013. The conference is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Ministry of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion.
Point of contact: Torunn Lise Tryggestad
Work Phone: + 47 22 54 77 40
Mobile Phone: +47 97 65 14 68