Inger Skjelsbæk will receive the Ingrid Aune memorial prize 2022 for her research on conflict-related sexual violence. Skjelsbæk is a Research Professor at PRIO and the Director of the Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo.
On 1 June, the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, and the University of Oslo's Centre for Gender Research (STK) hosted the launch of the EuroWARCHILD project. The launch brought together scholars and practitioners, as well as European war children, to discuss what it means to be a child born of war.
Doctoral candidates from all over the world attended PRIO's PhD-level course on Gender, Peace and Conflict.
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On January 20th, the members of the EuroWARCHILD project team met for the first time for a full-day workshop to kick off the project.
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.
The NORHED II project, Partnership for Peace: Better Higher Education for Resilient Societies and the Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD-level course Gender, Peace and Conflict to take place in Oslo on 23 – 25 May 2022.
Inger Skjelsbæk is one of the finalists for ‘Name of the Year in Academia’, awarded by Khrono, the Norwegian online newspaper for higher education and research.
The Missing Peace Initiative brings together expert scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and military and civil society actors. By bringing together these different actors, the initiative aims to examine the issue of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings, identify gaps in knowledge and reporting and explore how to increase the effectiveness of current responses to such violence. Research Professor Inger Skjelsbæk heads the project at PRIO.
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.
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The PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security contributes to new course at the Centre for Gender Research (STK) at the University of Oslo on Gender, Peace and Conflict.
"Gender Equality and Nation Branding in the Nordic Region, explores how gender equality, a central part of the Nordic imaginary, is used in the political communication of Nordic states. The analyses presented move beyond conventional images and discourses of Nordic gender- and women-friendliness by critically investigating how and to what extent gender equality serves nation-branding in the Nordic region."
Scholars with an interdisciplinary orientation are invited to apply for a position as Postdoctoral Fellow, and a for a Research Fellowship as a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Gender Research at the University of Oslo. The successful applicant will work on the European Research Council Consolidator grant project ‘Innocent Children or Security Threats? European Children Born of War (EuroWARCHILD)”.
The March 2021 issue of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is out now.
The Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace, and Security was the NATO Library’s most popular book in 2020. The handbook was published in 2019 and has 93 contributors from all over the world, including several PRIO researchers.
Inger Skjelsbæk is the new director of the Centre for Gender Research (STK) at the University of Oslo from January 2021. Skjelsbæk had her main position at PRIO 1995-2015, and was instrumental in building a solid international gender research team at PRIO, resulting in the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security. Skjelsbæk maintains a Research Professor position with PRIO in addition to her professorate - and now directorship - at the University of Oslo.
Congratulations to Inger! Read more here.
Inger Skjelsbæk, Professor at the University of Oslo and PRIO, has been granted a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to conduct research on ‘Innocent Children or Security Threats? European Children Born of War’ – also known as the EuroWARCHILD PROJECT.
GPS Centre Director Torunn L. Tryggestad and Research Professor Inger Skjelsbæk recently joined a new ERASMUS+ Project titled 'Transnational MOOCS on Gender, Development and Post-Conflict states'.
On the occasion of the Royal visit – by His Majesty King Harald V and Queen Sonja – to Jordan 2-4 March, PRIO co-hosted the seminar 'Preserving Spaces for Dialogue in the Middle East' in collaboration with the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) at the University of Jordan. The seminar took place over two days and aimed at providing a space for academia and key stakeholders to meet. Attendees and participants from Norway included the King of Norway, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide, and Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø.
King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway will visit Jordan 2-4 March, accepting an invitation from King Abdullah II. As part of the program, PRIO will arrange a seminar, co-hosted with the Centre for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan. Attendees and participants from Norway will include the King of Norway, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide, and Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø.
What are the challenges of implementing a global framework on gender equality within the context of different cultural and religious understandings of gender and peace? This is the central question that the Equal Peace project at PRIO has sought to answer since 2015. Now that the project is nearing its end, the research team met with international scholars for a two-day workshop in Oslo on 5–6 December to discuss their findings.
On 5 and 6 June, representatives from five Gender/Women, Peace and Security Centres and Institutes met in Oslo for a third annual consortium meeting. During the meeting the centres discussed joint activities and shared topics of interests. The representatives also attended PRIO's 60th Anniversary Week events.
Jenny Lorentzen, Inger Skjelsbæk, and Torunn L. Tryggestad at the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) attended the International Studies Association (ISA) Conference in Toronto last week.
Researchers at the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security, Torunn L. Tryggestad and Inger Skjelsbæk, presented their latest research findings on questions surrounding gender, diplomacy and peace.
Inger Skjelsbæk, Torunn L. Tryggestad and Louise Olsson at the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security have contributed to the newly published Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace, and Security, edited by Sara E. Davies and PRIO Global Fellow Jacqui True.
"Throughout history, Children Born of War (CBOW) have been born as a consequence of both sexual violence and of more or less consensual relationships in war and conflict. Nevertheless, little is known about this group of children," write Ingvill C. Mochmann and Inger Skjelsbæk in the latest of the PRIO GPS Policy Brief series.
In December 2017, the PRIO GPS Centre organised the Missing Peace Symposium 2017 on the topic 'Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict: Is Fighting Impunity the Only Game in Town?' This new PRIO Paper, authored by Anette Bringedal Houge, synthesises the perspectives from the symposium.
The symposium is part of a larger collaborative effort called the Missing Peace Initiative, which is a joint project of PRIO, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Women In International Security (WIIS).