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PRIO Matches Employee Donations for NRK CARE Telethon

PRIO Matches Employee Donations for NRK CARE Telethon

Monday, 04 Nov 2019
This year the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security encouraged PRIO employees to make a difference and donate to the NRK telethon raising money for CARE.

GPS Centre Coordinator Johanne Rokke Elvebakken made waffles, which were available for a donation of 10 kroner or more. In total PRIO employees raised 3400, which was then matched by PRIO for a total of 6800 kroner.
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New Blog Post: What Does Gender Equality Have to Do with Poverty and War? Everything

New Blog Post: What Does Gender Equality Have to Do with Poverty and War? Everything

Monday, 04 Nov 2019

'This year’s telethon in Norway, an annual event, raised over 225 million Norwegian kroner for CARE’s work in strengthening women’s rights. Gender equality and women’s empowerment aren’t just goals in themselves: achieving those goals will reduce poverty and lower the risk of armed conflict.'

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The United Nations Security Council Unanimously Adopts New Resolution On Women, Peace and Security

The United Nations Security Council Unanimously Adopts New Resolution On Women, Peace and Security

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019

​On Tuesday 29 October, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2493 (2019). It is the 10th resolution to be adopted under the normative framework of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) by the Security Council since the landmark resolution 1325 in 2000. Resolution 2493 urges member states to commit to implementing the nine previously adopted resolutions. The resolution was initiated by South Africa. 

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Deadline 30 October: PRIO Seeks University of Oslo Master's Students for Spring 2020

Deadline 30 October: PRIO Seeks University of Oslo Master's Students for Spring 2020

Monday, 28 Oct 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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Launch of the Second Edition of the Women, Peace and Security Index at the United Nations

Launch of the Second Edition of the Women, Peace and Security Index at the United Nations

Friday, 25 Oct 2019

​The second edition of the Global Women, Peace and Security Index was successfully launched at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 22 October. The Index has been developed by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) in collaboration with the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security. PRIO GPS Centre director Torunn L. Tryggestad spoke at the event. 

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