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Why Aren’t Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Treated the Same Way in Peace and Humanitarian Operations?

Why Aren’t Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Gender-Based Violence Treated the Same Way in Peace and Humanitarian Operations?

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Monday, 20 Nov 2017
The recent #MeToo hashtag and associated social media storm highlighted the extensiveness of sexual abuse and harassment and the exploitation of women and girls (and in some cases men and boys) by those in positions of power. It showed that the problem does not come down to a few “bad apples”, but is systemic, impacting people around the globe and of varying socio-economic levels.

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Norwegian Women Mediators Exchange Knowledge on Syrian Peace Process

Norwegian Women Mediators Exchange Knowledge on Syrian Peace Process

Friday, 10 Nov 2017

​On 10 November 2017, the Nordic Women Mediators – Norway network met in Oslo to exchange first-hand knowledge from working in conflict resolution processes. 

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Torunn L. Tryggestad joins project on integrating gender perspectives in research

Torunn L. Tryggestad joins project on integrating gender perspectives in research

Tuesday, 07 Nov 2017

​PRIO's Deputy Director and Director of the PRIO GPS Centre Torunn L. Tryggestad has joined a resource group of 12 researchers to understand how gender perspectives can be integrated well into research.

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“No backsliding” on Women’s Inclusion in Peace Mediation

“No backsliding” on Women’s Inclusion in Peace Mediation

Blog post by the Nordic Women Mediators - Norway steering group

Friday, 27 Oct 2017

​Last week, Norway made history with Ine Eriksen Søreide becoming the country’s first female foreign minister. Even in relatively gender-equal countries like Norway it is still rare to find women holding top positions in the so-called “hard issue” sectors of foreign affairs and peace and security. Barriers to the full involvement of women in work to prevent and resolve violent conflicts still persist.

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Celebrating the Launch of the Women, Peace & Security Index

Celebrating the Launch of the Women, Peace & Security Index

Thursday, 26 Oct 2017

The new and global Women, Peace and Security Index, developed by PRIO and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, launched at the United Nations today. 

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