Tracking and analyzing WPS in the Security Council

Led by Louise Olsson

Mar 2021 – Dec 2021

​Are we moving from rhetoric to impactful action by integrating Women, Peace and Security (WPS) in regular UN Security Council resolutions? This is important as our initial data induates that WPS language often remains generic and of low priority, thereby negatively affecting the ability to obtain an effect on the ground in conflict areas. To address that problem, this project tracks and analyzes WPS language as resolutions get adopted in 2021 and by back-coding to 2015 when the Global Study and UN Security Council resolution 2242 both underlined the need for in-depth analysis of the Council's own efforts to realize the WPS agenda. Thereby, the novel data provided by this project gives us detailed information about current developments and allows us to develop strategies for effective ways forward.

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).

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.

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.

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