New Case Brief: Controversies of Inclusion in the Colombian Peace Process: The Balancing Act of Introducing New Norms and Gaining Popular Support

​This new FAIR case brief by Isabel Bramsen argues that inclusion is in fact a controversial issue with several dilemmas in relation to peace processes.

Supporting Women, Peace and Security Integration During Norway’s Security Council Term

​​At the Dialogue Forum for Norway's membership in the United Nations Security Council, jointly organized by PRIO, NUPI and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we continuously seek to integrate gender dimensions in the exchange between researchers and policy makers on themes central for the Council term. 

December Issue of Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

The PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update (GPS Update) is an electronic newsletter launched by the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security in response to growing interest among the public for information about Gender, Peace and security Issues.

Seminars and Workshops held for Men and Masculinities Strategic Initiative at PRIO

​On December 9th, the PRIO GPS Centre and Gender Research Group held their third workshop for the Strategic Initiative on Men and Masculinities Research at PRIO. The workshop focused on masculinities and militarism, and kicked off with a public digital seminar and had PRIO Global Fellow Erik Melander, PRIO Senior Researcher Louise Olsson, and Lieutenant Colonel Michael Baas Bottenvik-Hartmann as panelists, with Henrik Syse as moderator. 

Teuta Kukleci Defends Master's Thesis

​Teuta Kukleci has successfully defended her master's thesis The “Low Road”: Ethnic Division and Bosnian Newspaper Coverage of Landmark Cases of Sexual Violence at the ICTY at the University of Oslo.​

Congratulations to Teuta!

Repertoires of conflict-related sexual violence

​A new article introduces the Repertoires of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (RSVAC) data package. 

This data source assembles reports from 1989 to 2015 of forms of sexual violence by government/states forces, insurgent/rebel organizations, and pro-government militias for each conflict and year, as well as extensive qualitative notes. The new data package helps disaggregate ‘sexual violence’ into its distinct forms and will therefore enable analysis of the reported presence of forms of sexual violence across time, conflicts, and organizations. 

Annual Meeting of the Nordic Women Mediators in Reykjavik

The annual meeting of the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM) takes place in Reykjavik from 17 – 19 November 2021. Members from all five Nordic networks come together for a three-day meeting to discuss approaches to including and strengthening women in mediation and peacebuilding efforts. The discussions draw on lessons from the recent events in Afghanistan and from new working methods applied during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The 2021/22 Global Women, Peace and Security Index Is Out

​The third edition of the global Women, Peace and Security Index (WPS Index) draws on recognized data sources to measure women’s inclusion, justice, and security in 170 countries. Trends in the WPS Index show that the global advancement of women’s status has slowed and disparities have widened across countries. The WPS Index is published by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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