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June Issue of Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

June Issue of Gender, Peace and Security Update is Out

Friday, 03 Jul 2020

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.

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Successful Thesis Defense by Júlia Palik

Successful Thesis Defense by Júlia Palik

Tuesday, 09 Jun 2020
Júlia Palik successfully defended her PhD dissertation titled: Interstate Rivals' Intervention in third party civil wars: The comparative case of Saudi Arabia and Iran in Yemen (2004-2018) at the Corvinus University of Budapest.
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Annual meeting of Nordic Women Mediators successfully convened online

Annual meeting of Nordic Women Mediators successfully convened online

Discussed Women, Peace and Security and Covid-19

Thursday, 04 Jun 2020

On 3-4 June 2020, the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM) Network gathered for a virtual meeting on ‘Beyond the pandemic – a critical time for the meaningful inclusion of women in mediation and peace processes’. The meeting focused on how to move forward with the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in light of the Covid-19 crisis, with the aim to identify transformative approaches to peace mediation and peacebuilding, which put women’s leadership at the center.

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First NWM-Norway Virtual Members’ Meeting Convened

First NWM-Norway Virtual Members’ Meeting Convened

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2020

​On Friday 24 April, Nordic Women Mediators-Norway (NWM-Norway) had its first ever virtual members' meeting. The topic of the meeting was the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affects peace processes and women's inclusion in peace processes worldwide. 25 members attended the meeting, including several members living outside of Norway. The meeting was organised by the network's Steering Group and the PRIO GPS Centre director Torunn L. Tryggestad chaired the meeting. 

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#1325Beyond2020: The WPS Agenda and the Coronavirus Pandemic

#1325Beyond2020: The WPS Agenda and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, 01 Apr 2020

​Feminist scholars and advocates of gender equality and women's empowerment have been looking forward to 2020 as a significant year. Not only does 2020 mark the 20th anniversary of the ground-breaking UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (2000), it is also the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. In addition, year 2020 marks a five-year milestone towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), among which SDG 5 specifically addresses the ambitious goal of achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls by 2030. 

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