Breaking Down Barriers for Norway’s Deployment of Military Women

Policy brief

Stai, Nora Kristine; Ida Rødningen; Louise Olsson & Andreas Forø Tollefsen (2021) Breaking Down Barriers for Norway’s Deployment of Military Women, GPS Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

Despite international and national commitments to increase the number of female soldiers participating in peacekeeping missions, the Norwegian Armed Forces deploy relatively few women to United Nations peacekeeping operations each year. This brief presents data on Norway’s inclusion of women in the military and in international deployments and describes a methodology that can map the relative importance of different barriers to women’s participation. This will allow for evidence-based policy recommendations that can contribute to the Norwegian Armed Forces’ ongoing efforts in advancing equal opportunities and the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda.

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