International Women's Day . Photo: Mahmoud Sulaiman/Unsplash
International Women's Day . Photo: Mahmoud Sulaiman/Unsplash

We live in an era marked by conflict, both in Europe and the rest of the world. For International Women’s Day, we therefore want to look at the specific ways in which war can impact women and girls.

How have our understandings of and narratives about women and war changed over time? Which stories about women and conflict still tend to be erased or forgotten, and which topics do we need more knowledge about?


  • Mingling, coffee, light refreshments
  • Introductory remarks by Director of STK Inger Skjelsbæk and Pro-Rector Åse Gornitzka
  • Talks by:
    • Hajer Sharief, Human rights and peace activist
    • Wendy Hamelink, Researcher at the Centre for Gender Research, UiO
    • Torunn L. Tryggestad, Deputy Director, PRIO & Director, PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security
  • Panel discussion
  • Poetry reading by Hanna Asefaw

The event will be moderated by researcher and politician Laila Bokhari.

Doors will open for coffee and mingling from 8.30 am. Please note that the main programme will begin at 9.00

The event is free and open to all. Please register your participation here.