The second 2014 issue of the GPS Update features a report on the event as well as some of the contested issues related to the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, including PRIO several PRIO researchers’ efforts to influence the debates that took place at the summit.

This issue also features reports from other recent events at PRIO and internationally, including; the Norwegian government’s work on a new strategy on Women, Peace and Security, a seminar on women’s participation in peace processes with Carol Cohn, and the large women’s rights conference Nordic Forum – New Actions on Women’s Rights which took place in Malmö, Sweden on 12-15 June. As usual, the GPS Update also gives you an update on relevant seminars, reports and policy briefs, as well as a list of publications which might be of interest to our readership.

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The PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update is an electronic newsletter launched by PRIO’s Gender Research Group in response to growing interest among the public for information about women, peace and security issues. The newsletter will keep readers informed of the latest developments both internationally and in Norway in relation to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security and subsequent resolutions.

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