Christin Marsh Ormhaug left PRIO in 2014. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.
Lead researcher on an OSCE study that compares the development of National Action Plans (NAPs) regarding the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The aim of the study is to compare different NAPs and provide a toolkit for other countries within the region which are working on their own plans.
I have recently handed in my PhD studying the effects of civil war on maternal and child health. The PhD focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, and I combine cross-country studies with DHS data with field work from two different locations in South Sudan (Juba and Magwe).
By Gudrun Østby, Henrik Urdal, Andreas Forø Tollefsen, Andreas Kotsadam, Ragnhild Belbo & Christin Marsh Ormhaug, Conflict Trends
By Gudrun Østby, Henrik Urdal, Andreas Forø Tollefsen, Andreas Kotsadam, Ragnhild Belbo & Christin Marsh Ormhaug in Demography
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From August 2013: Lead researcher on OSCE project on the development of National Action Plans for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
From October 2006: PhD candidate (research associate) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and at the Centre for the Study of Civil War at PRIO
November 2004-September 2006: Research assistant at the Centre for the Study of Civil War
June-October 2004: Research assistant at the Nasjonalt kompetansesenter for aldersdemens, where I cowrote a research report on people with learning disabilities and their ageing processes.
January-March 2004: Campaign coordinator for Human-Etisk Forbund. I was coordinating the activities of 400 confimants in Oslo who collected money for development projects in India.
October-December 2003: Research assistant at the Centre for the Study of Civil War, where I updated a conflict database under the supervision of Centre director Scott Gates.
In my spare time I am an active member of the board of Norske Leger mot Atomvåpen, the Norwegian affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. We are currently focusing on a campaign to ban nuclear weapons and continuing the work against the uncontrolled spread of small arms and light weapons.
I have also been chair of the board at Norsk Fredssenter (Norwegian Peace Centre), now a part of the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue.
2000-2003: Hovedfag (Master´s degree) in sociology at the University of Oslo, with theory courses from Northwestern University, USA.
1999: Cand. Mag. (Bachelor´s degree) from the University of Oslo including the subjects psychology, medicine and sociology.
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The second 2014 issue of the GPS Update features a report on the event as well as some of the contested issues related to the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, including PRIO several PRIO researchers’ efforts to influence the debates that took place at the summit.
The fifth 2013 issue of the GPS Update features a report from the international conference organized by PRIO and Forum for Women and Development (FOKUS) on 14-15 November 2013. The conference marked the closing of the celebration of the 2013 Centenary of Women's Suffrage in Norway, focusing on the importance of women's political rights in relation to matters of international peace, security and sustainable development. This issue also features reports from other recent events at PRIO: A seminar with Conciliation Resources and launch of the report Accord Insight: Women Building Peace, a visit to PRIO by Denis Mukwege, founder and Medical Director of the General Referral Hospital Panzi in Bukavu DRC, who will collaborate with PRIO Researchers on a new project on female empowerment in DR Congo, as well as a Young Researcher Talent Project on Armed Conflict and Maternal Health that has recently received funding from the Research Council of Norway. As usual, the GPS Update also gives you an update on relevant seminars, reports and policy briefs, as well as a list of publications which might be of interest to our readership.
The fourth 2013 issue of the GPS Update features an interview with PRIO Researcher Christin Ormhaug, about a new project at PRIO commissioned by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Christin is the lead researcher on this new project comparing the development of National Action Plans (NAPs) and other national strategies for the implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the OSCE area.
The positive trend towards fewer armed conflicts in the world continues. A new version of the Uppsala/PRIO Armed Conflict Dataset has just been released.