Louise Olsson: All news

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Monday, 22 Aug 2022
PRIO Contributions to Arendalsuka 2022

​Arendalsuka concluded on Friday and PRIO Director Henrik Urdal sums up PRIO's contributions.

Friday, 19 Aug 2022
PRIO at Arendalsuka 2022

​PRIO participated at this year's Arendalsuka with three events, and with our researchers on several debate panels.

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. 

Thursday, 24 Feb 2022
Ukraine: PRIO Expertise

​The most relevant PRIO researchers to comment on aspects relevant to the Russia-Ukraine War are listed here.

Friday, 4 Feb 2022
GPS Centre Webinar on Norway’s Work on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in the Security Council

​On February 4th, the PRIO GPS Centre hosted a webinar on Norway's work on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Agenda in the UN Security Council. 

Tuesday, 1 Feb 2022
Louise Olsson New Research Director

​Louise Olsson is the new Research Director for the Social Dynamics Department.

Friday, 17 Dec 2021
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. 

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, 15 Dec 2021
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. 

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, 4 Oct 2021
Dialogue Forum on Afghanistan, Taliban and the UN Security Council

​The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are organizing a series of thematic roundtable meetings about current issues on the Security Council's agenda. The situation in Afghanistan was topic for the third of these meetings on 30 September 2021.

Wednesday, 29 Sep 2021
Strategic Initiative on Men and Masculinities Research at PRIO

​This fall the PRIO GPS Centre and Gender Research Group are collaborating on a strategic initiative to build more research focusing on men and masculinities at PRIO. 

In recent years, there has been a growth of research which focuses on how gender shapes men's lives, including in peace and conflict research. Through different thematic workshops this fall, PRIO researchers and other collaborators will be meeting to identify where masculinities can fit into PRIO's research, and to develop innovative and new project proposals. 

The project kicked off with a seminar by PRIO Global Fellow Jacqui True in August, and three workshops will be taking place throughout the fall at PRIO, covering topics such as men’s engagement for Women, Peace, and Security, violent extremism and masculinity, and masculinities and militarism.

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.


Thursday, 24 Jun 2021
PRIO Paper on “Sweden as an Elected Member of the UN Security Council: Promoting Women, Peace and Security as Core Council Business, 2017–18” Successfully Launched

​The PRIO paper on “Sweden as an Elected Member of the UN Security Council: Promoting Women, Peace and Security as Core Council Business, 2017–18” was successfully launched at a webinar on Wednesday the 23rd of June. The webinar brought together scholars and decision-makers to discuss the findings of the report, promote dialogue, and advance our knowledge on elected United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members.

Thursday, 6 May 2021
Important dialogue with Norwegian research communities about the UN Security Council

​As part of the newly established Dialogue Forum for Norway's membership in the United Nations Security Council 2021-2022, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in collaboration with PRIO, and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) are organizing a series of thematic roundtable meetings about current issues on the Council's agenda. The first meeting took place on April 29th and the topic was global health and security.

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. 

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.


Monday, 14 Dec 2020
Shattering glass: African Elected Members of the UN Security Council and the Fight for Women, Peace and Security

​Angela Muvumba-Sellström (Uppsala University/Nordic Africa Institute), Sithembile Mbete (University of Pretoria), and Louise Olsson (PRIO) have received funding for a project to deepen the understanding of African countries' efforts on making the UN Security Council more inclusive and responsive to women's participation and security. 

Friday, 30 Oct 2020
Louise Olsson acts as Moderator in UN High-Level Dialogue on A4P's WPS Commitments on the 20th Anniversary of 1325

​On October 27th, 2020, as part of a month-long campaign in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), the Department of UN Peace Operations co-hosted a High-Level Dialogue on Action for Peacekeeping's (A4P) WPS commitments.

Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020
Louise Olsson Talks UN Security Council Resolution 1325 at 20

​Senior Researcher Louise Olsson contributed with a research perspective in a debate on Women, Peace and Security in Berlin organized by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

Wednesday, 11 Mar 2020
PRIO Contributes to EIGE Report on the Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States

​On the 5th of March, European Institute for Gender Equality, EIGE, released the report Beijing +25: the fifth review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States. The aim of the report is to track progress against the long-standing targets on gender equality in the Beijing Platform for Action and to address more recent challenges which has arisen in recent years, such as the rising backlash against gender equality.

Monday, 27 Jan 2020
Louise Olsson at Research-Policy Dialogue

In background to the twentieth anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), FBA and PRIO in collaboration with UN Women, organized a Research-Policy Dialogue on 'New Insights on Women, Peace and Security for the Next Decade' on Friday 24 January at Scandinavia House, New York. The Dialogue brought together leading scholars from the FBA research network with key policymakers and practitioners from a range of Member States, UN Departments, the World Bank, and NGOs, to discuss novel research results with relevance for forwarding the realization of the WPS resolutions and for promoting evidence-based policy and practice. Karin Landgren, Executive Director at Security Council Report and a member of the Nordic Women Mediators network, gave a keynote on ongoing Security Council dynamics.

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019
Louise Olsson Participates in Hearing at the Swedish Parliament

​Senior Researcher Louise Olsson participated in a public hearing on Women, Peace and Security organized by the Committee on Foreign Affairs at the Swedish Parliament on December 10.

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.

Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019
New GPS Policy Brief: How Does Political Violence Target Women?

​This brief presents new data from ACLED on political violence targeting women. It shows that violence can affect women in all walks of life – from politicians, voters, and activists, to broader categories of women facing everyday threats – but that there is great variance in the types of political violence and who the primary perpetrators of this violence are, especially regionally. Although we at times assume violence targeting women is primarily sexual in character, non-sexual attacks are actually the most commonly reported. The trends identified underscore the importance of the core foundation of the UN Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS): the use of political violence targeting women is strategic, as women are political actors.

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