Inger Skjelsbæk: All news

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Wednesday, 28 Sep 2022
Ingrid Aunes Memorial Prize Awarded to Inger Skjelsbæk

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.

Thursday, 2 Jun 2022
PRIO and STK Host the Launch of the EuroWARCHILD Project

​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.

Friday, 27 May 2022
PhD Course on Gender, Peace and Conflict

Doctoral candidates from all over the world attended PRIO's PhD-level course on Gender, Peace and Conflict. 

Sunday, 8 May 2022
The History of PRIO and Peace Research: New Open Access Book

​The new open access book Lives in Peace Research: The Oslo Stories explains how PRIO, the world's oldest independent peace research institute, was founded and how it survived through crises.

Thursday, 20 Jan 2022
EuroWARCHILD Project Kicked Off

​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.

Friday, 17 Dec 2021
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.

Wednesday, 6 Oct 2021
September Issue of the Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

Read the Gender, Peace and Security Update – September 2021 issue here.    

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.

For other queries, contact the editors at johelv@prio.org.


Monday, 16 Aug 2021
Missing Peace Workshop Convened Online

​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. 

Friday, 25 Jun 2021
June Issue of Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

Read the Gender, Peace and Security Update – June 2021 issue here.   

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.

Sign up to the GPS Update here. For other queries, contact the editors at johelv@prio.org.


Wednesday, 26 May 2021
PRIO Researchers Contribute to New Book on Gender Equality and Nation Branding in the Nordic Region

​"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."

Thursday, 15 Apr 2021
Two Open Research Positions at the Center for Gender Research (STK) at UiO

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)”. 

Wednesday, 7 Apr 2021
March Issue of Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

The March 2021 issue of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is out now.

​Read the Gender, Peace and Security Update – March 2021 issue here.  

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.


Friday, 12 Feb 2021
The NATO Library's Most Popular Book in 2020

​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. 

Thursday, 14 Jan 2021
Inger Skjelsbæk Heads the UiO Centre for Gender Research

​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.

Thursday, 14 Jan 2021
New journal editorial on gender and the far right, by Fangen & Skjelsbæk
Friday, 18 Dec 2020
December Issue of Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

The June 2020 issue of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is out now.


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.

For any queries regarding the GPS Update, contact the editors at johelv@prio.org.


Wednesday, 9 Dec 2020
New ERC Consolidator Grant to PRIO associate Inger Skjelsbæk

​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.

Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020
PRIO GPS Centre joins transnational MOOC collaboration on gender, development and post-conflict states

​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'.

Thursday, 5 Mar 2020
PRIO Co-Hosts Seminar During Norwegian State Visit to Jordan

​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.

Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020
PRIO to Co-Host Seminar During State Visit to Jordan

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.

Friday, 6 Dec 2019
Researchers Share Findings from Equal Peace Project

​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.

Friday, 7 Jun 2019
PRIO GPS hosts third annual meeting of Gender/Women, Peace and Security Centres

​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. 

Friday, 5 Apr 2019
PRIO GPS Centre Researchers at the ISA Conference in Toronto

​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. 

Thursday, 7 Feb 2019
PRIO GPS Researchers Present Findings on Gender, Diplomacy and Peace

​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.

Thursday, 7 Feb 2019
PRIO GPS Researchers Contribute to New Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace, and Security

​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. 

Thursday, 6 Dec 2018
New PRIO Paper on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

​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.

Read the PRIO Paper in full here. 

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). 

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