The Research School on Peace and Conflict is arranging a three day PhD course on gender, peace and security, 8-10 January 2014. The deadline for applications is 1 December 2013.

The starting point of this course is the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. This resolution represents a major breakthrough for women’s rights in the peace and security arena. The ground-breaking aspect of the resolution is its systematic insistence on the interconnect­edness between gender and peace and security concerns. The resolution asks for changes in three distinctly different ways.

First, it asks member states to increase the representation and active participation of women at all decision-making levels in national, regional and international institutions and mechanisms for conflict prevention, conflict management, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Second, it emphasizes that a gender perspective should be adopted in the planning and implementation of peace operations and peace negotiations. Third, increasing gender awareness would presumably lead to increased atten­tion being given to protection of and respect for women’s rights, including pro­tection from gender-based violence in situations of armed conflict, and initiatives to put an end to impunity for such crimes

The Research School on Peace and Conflict offers advanced research training for the next generation of peace and conflict scholars by building on networks and expertise at the UiO, NTNU and PRIO.

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