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New PRIO Paper on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

New PRIO Paper on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

Thursday, 06 Dec 2018

​In December 2017, the PRIO GPS Centre organised the Missing Peace Symposium 2017 on the topic 'Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict: Is Fighting Impunity the Only Game in Town?' This new PRIO Paper, authored by Anette Bringedal Houge, synthesises the perspectives from the symposium.

Read the PRIO Paper in full here. 

The symposium is part of a larger collaborative effort called the Missing Peace Initiative, which is a joint project of PRIO, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Women In International Security (WIIS). 

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New Blog on Preventing Mass Sexual Violence

New Blog on Preventing Mass Sexual Violence

Wednesday, 05 Dec 2018

​Ahead of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, PRIO Global Fellow Jacqui True and her colleague Sara E. Davies share insights from their Preventing Mass Sexual Violence in Asia-Pacific dataset in this blog post about the global responsibility to prevent sexual violence.

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Links Roundup: Research on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

Links Roundup: Research on Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict

Thursday, 15 Nov 2018

​PRIO has long been a leader in researching gender-based violence in conflicts; this issue has been the subject of extensive research interest at PRIO. For that reason, PRIO researchers were thrilled to see the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize go to Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their work combating sexual violence. We have compiled a list of PRIO-related publications and researchers relevant to this topic in anticipation of increased interest.

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Call for papers: Nordic Peace Revisited

Call for papers: Nordic Peace Revisited

Call for papers for two-day conference in Oslo, Mar. 18-19, 2019

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018

​In contemporary political mythology Norden is both a region of peace – a quintessential Deutschian ‘no-war’ security community of social cohesion and societal resilience – and a region for peace – as active proponents of multilateral peace support, humanitarian and development aid and a rules-based international order. Although questions can be raised about this image it is one that endures, with regional leaders often depicting the Nordic countries as being ‘world leaders in peace’. Indeed, peace has often been portrayed as a Nordic export and competitive edge, with this no less evident than in how the region is often described as possessing unique expertise in conflict resolution and where Nordic peace has been cultivated as a global brand – most evident in the annual awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize by the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

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Nordic Women Mediators Annual Meeting in Copenhagen

Nordic Women Mediators Annual Meeting in Copenhagen

Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018

​Members from all five national branches of the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM) network will convene in Copenhagen, Denmark for a two-day annual meeting of the regional network on 21-22 November.

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