On 23 October the global Women Peace and Security index 2023-2024 was launched at the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nation, in New York City. The launch was held just two days before the open debate on Women Peace and Security at the UN Security Council. The event was co-hosted by the Norwegian mission and the Swiss mission. The event was well attended by approximately 50 participants, including several ambassadors, representatives from several UN missions, UN organizations such as UN Women, DPPA. The UN SRSG on Conflict-relates sexual violence, Pramilla Patten also attended the launch of the index.
The 2023/24 global Women, Peace and Security Index scores and ranks 177 countries in terms of women’s status and features deep-dive analysis into political violence targeting women, a spotlight on conflict trends in 2022, and sub-national data for Colombia and Ethiopia. The panelists discussed trends by region, within indicators, and across time while also exploring how the Index can serve as a critical tool for policymakers, practitioners, and activists alike.
Speakers included Elena Ortiz, Research Manager for the Women, Peace and Security Index at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, Torunn L. Tryggestad, Deputy Director of PRIO & Director of the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security as well as Amb. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. The launch event was by invitation only. The full report can be found here and a recording of the event held in Oslo in December can be found here. More resources may be found here here:
- Women in Proximity to Conflict: A new indicator in the Women, Peace and Security Index 2023/24
- The Women, Peace and Security Index, 2023/24: Key Findings
- Trends in Women’s Status Over Time: Key Findings From Revised WPS Index Estimates for 2017-2023
The WPS Index is a collaborative project and co-authored by the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.