A delegation of women from Myanmar representing various political parties, ethnic armed groups, civil society organisations and media will attend a workshop on 'Women and Peace Processes' in Oslo on 26-27 April 2016.

The workshop is organised by PRIO in collaboration with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NOREF and is by invitation only.


Tuesday 26 April

09:00-09:30 Welcome by Mr Tore Hattrem, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs

10:00-11:00 Welcome and short introduction by representatives from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

'The challenges of implementing UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security' by Torunn L. Tryggestad, Director, PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security

11:00-11:15 Coffee/tea break

11:15-12:15 'The relationship between humanitarian law and human rights' by Gro Nystuen, International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI) and member of the Nordic Women Mediators' Network

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:30 'Experiences from ceasefire processes – including the gender dimension' by Lars-Erik Skaansar, Jannek Consult

14:30-14:45 Coffee/tea break

14:45-16:15 Presentations by Norwegian civil society organizations on gender work:

'Norwegian People's Aid Work on gender in Myanmar' by Claudio Feo, NPA

'Reflections from CARE's experience in 1325 programming in Myanmar' by Alexandra Wilde, Care Norway

Wednesday 27 April

09:15-10:00 Meeting with representatives from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

10:00-11:00 'The gender dimension in the Colombian peace process' by Hilde Salvesen, Section for Peace and Reconciliation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

11:00-11:15 Coffee/tea break

11:15-12:30 'Women in disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration (DDR) processes' by Wenche Hauge, Senior Researcher, PRIO and Åshild Kolås, Research Professor, PRIO

12:30-13:30 Closing and Lunch