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PRIO GPS Centre Researchers at the ISA Conference in Toronto

PRIO GPS Centre Researchers at the ISA Conference in Toronto

Friday, 05 Apr 2019

​Jenny Lorentzen, Inger Skjelsbæk, and Torunn L. Tryggestad at the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) attended the International Studies Association (ISA) Conference in Toronto last week. 

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New Issue of Gender, Peace and Security Update Out

New Issue of Gender, Peace and Security Update Out

Friday, 29 Mar 2019

​The March 2019 issue of the PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is now out.

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New Blog on Gendered Analysis of Terrorism

New Blog on Gendered Analysis of Terrorism

Monday, 25 Mar 2019

​"Known as one of the safest and most isolated countries in the world, New Zealand has experienced its darkest day, a terrorist attack perpetrated by a lone gunman against Muslim citizens in Christchurch in two mosques during Friday prayers. For us, in this antipodean part of the world, it is our 9/11 reckoning."

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Louise Olsson Attends Buckingham Palace Women Peacebuilders Reception

Louise Olsson Attends Buckingham Palace Women Peacebuilders Reception

Thursday, 21 Mar 2019

​​Louise Olsson attended a reception for Women Peacebuilders at Buckingham Palace on International  Women’s Day 2019. The reception was hosted by the Countess of Wessex and focused in particular on Women, Peace and Security and the Preventing of Sexual Violence Initiative. Prior to that, Olsson gave a lecture at the Sandhurst Military Academy on gender, human security and military operations.

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New Blog on ISIS Women Hoping to Return Home

New Blog on ISIS Women Hoping to Return Home

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019

​​"Currently ISIS only occupies one square kilometre of the so-called caliphate they once had, and as the final battles to regain former ISIS-controlled territory are unfolding, more and more ISIS fighters’ wives or widows have ended up in refugee camps all over Syria and Iraq. These wives and widows no longer have a caliphate to look to and many are reaching out to their home countries for assistance to return home. Many do so with the hope of providing a better life for their children." 

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