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Nobel Peace Prize to Abiy Ahmed: Recognises Women's Advancement

Nobel Peace Prize to Abiy Ahmed: Recognises Women's Advancement

Friday, 11 Oct 2019

​The PRIO GPS Centre congratulates Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for receiving the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. The Norwegian Nobel Committee recognises Ahmed's significant efforts to increase 'the influence of women in Ethiopian political and community life'. 

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Launch of the Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks at UN Headquarters in New York

Launch of the Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks at UN Headquarters in New York

Friday, 04 Oct 2019

​The Global Alliance of Regional Women Mediator Networks was launched on 26 September. The launch was a side event at the High-Level Opening Week of the United Nations General Assembly 74 (UNGA 74). Over fifty women from four regional women mediator networks, as well as government and UN officials attended the launch. The PRIO GPS Centre and NOREF, as operational partners of NWM-Norway, played a central role in the organisation of the launch as well as a network day for the members of the four regional networks of women mediators. PRIO also had a key role in contributing to a promo film made and a webpage set up for the Global Alliance. 

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PRIO Seeks University of Oslo Master's Students for Spring 2020

PRIO Seeks University of Oslo Master's Students for Spring 2020

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019

​Since 2016, the University of Oslo (UiO) and PRIO have been engaged in a strategic partnership. As a vital part of this collaborative relationship, up to ten UiO master's students each year are offered a place within the vibrant, international and interdisciplinary research environment on peace and conflict at PRIO. Students from any and all UiO faculties and departments are welcome to apply. Students based at Dept. of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH ), Dept. of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS ), and the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR ) with which PRIO has active collaboration agreements, are especially encouraged to apply.

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PRIO Researcher Gives Talk on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

PRIO Researcher Gives Talk on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

Monday, 05 Aug 2019

On 2 August, Julie Marie Hansen gave a talk about sexual violence in armed conflict at KSAS, Humanity Institute in Myitkyina, Myanmar. Hansen introduced current theories on the causes and consequences of conflict-related sexual violence, and an overview of efforts to prevent and mitigate the impact of this type of violence.




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PRIO Researchers Contribute to New Book on Women, Peace and Security in Myanmar: Between Feminism and Ethnopolitics

PRIO Researchers Contribute to New Book on Women, Peace and Security in Myanmar: Between Feminism and Ethnopolitics

Wednesday, 31 Jul 2019

The book describes women’s efforts as agents for change in Myanmar and examines the potential of the peace process as an opportunity for women’s empowerment.

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