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NOREF prepares resources and organizes events intended to support implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security, which aims to increase women’s participation in all efforts related to peace and security and to strengthen the protection of women in armed conflicts. Among others, NOREF has prepared a mapping study of Norwegian resources and capacities on sexual violence in war and assisted the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the development of Norway’s strategic plan on women, peace and security for the period 2011-13.   

Publications

Advancing the Women, Peace and Security agenda: 2015 and beyond
https://www.flickr.com/photos/unamid-photo/6311695091/in/photolist-aBK64a-aBK124-aBMHf7-aBK4tF-aBK1Mz-aBK1oT-dkdmM6-aBKxZR-7Tx3yN-8W4ef6-bF4oeA-8W4efe-hwPCFj-dkdnTf-dwsdcE-dwsdfL-dwsd91-owhLsd-8W4efa-8WeZwv Laura J. Shepherd 28 August 2014
This expert analysis evaluates the current state of the United Nations’ Women, Peace and Security agenda. more  
Triangle of change: the situation of women in Saudi Arabia
Saudi women walk inside the Faysalia shopping centre in Riyadh by Tribes of the World with CC licence from Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/92278137@N04/10755450904/in/photolist-hoquQG-82N9pJ-nH8jxA-9k7f3H-ZMCM-9k7fc2-7MEyho-7MEyd7-ecCyHy-4jcgTp-9kaipu-9k7enc-9k7dqD-7pU8t1-9k79tg-9kai8G-9kaemu-h2Ffwt-5KmxBY-5mDKAi-9k79Cn-9k76Zi-9k785V-9kafTE-9kaeuC-9kaePq-9k7dz8-9kaeWL-9kahzU-9kahrU-9kaizG-9kaeEd-5Eneq4-9UsoZB-4jgjUC-5ErrMJ-e8AQea-9E1P1o-----kA6duD-gjedXx-8SLBpS-fUtTuN-gtTtmf-61UfQr-8SHyPD-cD2huf Eman Alhussein 14 July 2014
An analysis which explains the complex and dynamic interactions between the social, legal and economic factors influencing Saudi women’s situation today in light of re... more  
Promoting inclusion in political settlements: a priority for international actors?
Durbar crowd by Brigadier Chastity Crispbread adapted with cc license from Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97938415@N00/3776801969/in/photolist-6KK6Dk-6KPcSh-d9UdnD-5X5hQ-bF36is-cf9BKm-cjJXGN-975jAX-9TYwgs-975j1c-4GgT27-cjGYXd-6dQ6wc-7zxwmK-gxBwug-cUGszq-cUFwkf-cKqfyb-cKqd9m-9XN5PS-6dUekY-4LHTAz-cUFjgY-f3osCN-bF31EC-bTWL6g-bF31HG-9j9yzW-7eKNym-6eYTvE-ahPMMk-4742di-7FtMbq-7FtMbA-7FtMbs-7FtP3S-7FtP3Q-7FtP3L-7FtP3A-7FtMbd-7FtMbw-7FtP3u-7FtMbG-wDEx7-66u9D7-akWJu6-baGWbP-6i4Qh-bK8akP-5xfqNY-bUsUdL Clare Castillejo 13 March 2014
There is growing evidence of the importance of inclusive political settlements in enabling a sustainable exit from conflict, particularly in contexts where exclusion h... more  
Complex realities and astute actors: Sudanese women’s activism and UN Security Council Resolution 1325
Unity state's minister for gender and child welfare Lubna Abdelgani addressing returnees at Kilo 8 outside Bentiu town by Sudan Tribune, adapted, with cc license from Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/93456065@N06/8518152723/in/photolist-dYHL38 Liv Tønnessen 28 January 2014
Sudanese women activists do not use United Nations (UN) Security Council Resolution 1325 to claim rights. During my eight years of engagement with women’s activist fro... more  
Women and peacebuilding in Yemen: challenges and opportunities
Two veiled women, clad in the ubiquitous black balto (or abaya, as it's also called), gaze out over Taiz from the Cairo Castle high above the city by Kate B Dixon with cc license from Flickr Najwa Adra 12 November 2013
This expert analysis explores hurdles facing and opportunities available to Yemeni women in light of UN Security Council Resolution 1325’s guidelines. Yemen is rich in... more  
Distinguishing between exploitative and non-exploitative sex involving UN peacekeepers: the wrongs of “zero tolerance”
MONUC Peacekeepers in Shooting Exercise by United Nations Photo with cc license from Flickr Olivera Simić 7 November 2013
The links between the presence of peacekeepers and the sexual exploitation and abuse of women have been documented across peace support operations (PSOs). This expert... more  
Book review: Olivera Simic, Regulation of sexual conduct in UN peacekeeping operations
Olivera Simic, Regulation of sexual conduct in UN peacekeeping operations Jenny K. Lorentzen 18 October 2013
Much has been written about UN peacekeepers, involvement in trafficking and sexual exploitation of local women since the first reports on the issue started appearing i... more  
National implementation of the UN Security Council’s women, peace and security resolutions
Nepal launched its National Action Plan on women, peace and security by Norway UN under CC license on Flickr Aisling Swaine 14 March 2013
The implementation of the women, peace and security resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) faces ongoing challenges. National action plans (NAPs) ha... more  
Women, peace and security in post-conflict and peacebuilding contexts
Casket of Former Somali President Flown to Mogadishu by United Nations Photo with cc license from Flickr Jacqui True 14 March 2013
Post-conflict peacebuilding processes present major opportunities for advancing women’s rights and gender equality. But a gender perspective needs to be more effective... more  
Sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings
A young survivor of sexual violence at a women\'s and girl\'s centre by Amnesty Interational Inger Skjelsbaek 14 March 2013
The laudable focus on assisting victims of sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings distracts attention from the need to focus on dealing with the perpet... more  
Moving beyond the numbers: integrating women into peacekeeping operations
UN Peacekeepers Day in Abyei by United Nations Photo with cc license from Flickr Olivera Simić 13 March 2013
This policy brief examines the steps needed to improve women’s participation in peacekeeping, highlights the problem inherent in commonly cited arguments for increasin... more  
Women and peace processes, negotiations, and agreements: operational opportunities and challenges
Resounding Victory for Democracy in Aceh by WILPF with cc license Christine Bell 13 March 2013
This policy brief addresses the involvement of women in peace processes, negotiations, and agreements and outlines the shape of contemporary peace processes and their... more  
UNSCR 1325: the challenges of framing women’s rights as a security matter
Global Open Day for Women and Peace, Gaza by UNIFEM under CC license on Flickr Natalie Florea Hudson 12 March 2013
While UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 has certainly increased awareness among international actors about women’s and gender issues in armed conflict, opene... more  
Women, peace and security: new conceptual challenges and opportunities
Kashmiri women watching a rally in Srinagar under CC license on Flickr by Kashmir Global Sophie Richter-Devroe , Nicola Pratt 12 March 2013
UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and subsequent resolutions have attempted to redefine the relationships among women, peace and security. For many activists and pra... more  
Advancing the UN’s women, peace and security agenda: political challenges and opportunities
Workshop on UN resolution 1325 in Malha, North Darfur by UNAMID under CC license on Flickr Rob Jenkins 8 March 2013
The UN’s primary roadmap for operationalising its women, peace and security (WPS) agenda is the 2010 Seven-Point Action Plan on Gender-Responsive Peacebuilding, which... more  
Book review: The political psychology of war rape: studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Political Psychology of War Rape Nora Sveaass 19 December 2012
Inger Skjelsbæk has written an important, informative and well-written book about sexual violence against women in a context of war and conflict. By approaching this h... more  
Facilitating dialogue between Filipina and Colombian women
Quilt by women\'s group in Manila, by morocconmary under CC license on Flickr Hilde Wallacher 22 November 2012
On May 16th 2012 PRIO hosted the Oslo leg of the Conciliation Resources European Tour, in co-opoeration with NOREF and the Forum for Women and Development (FOKUS). An... more  
Promoting women’s rights in Afghanistan: a call for less aid and more politics
Young Women Graduate Computer, English Classes in Farah, ISAF photo by U.S. Air Force Capt. Candace N. Park Torunn Wimpelmann 26 October 2012
To NATO countries, promoting women’s rights in Afghanistan is often framed as a choice between committing to high levels of aid for gender-related activities and an un... more  
Gender, fragility and the politics of statebuilding
Local women attend gram sabha, local village meeting, Barrod village of Rajasthan’s Alwar, India. By UN Women/Gaganjit Singh Chandok Clare Castillejo 17 October 2012
Internationally supported statebuilding processes offer an opportunity to address engrained gender inequalities and develop a state that is accountable to women. Howev... more  
Women’s participation in UN peacekeeping operations: agents of change or stranded symbols?
Peacekeepers in Mongolia by UN Photo in Flickr Kathleen M. Jennings 1 September 2011
This report reviews the existing evidence relating to the impact of uniformed women peacekeepers – i.e. military or police – in UN peacekeeping operations (PKOs). Firs... more  
Sexualised violence in conflict: Norwegian capacities and challenges
publication Randi Solhjell 27 October 2010
Executive summary: This report addresses the challenges and opportunities facing Norway in relation to the combat against sexualised and gender-based violence (SGBV)... more  
Sexual violence in conflict - how to end impunity?
publication Sidsel E. Aas 14 November 2010
The use of sexual violence remains an enduring feature of wars and conflicts. This report by Sidsel Aas presents learnings from a wide range of organisations working t... more  
Sexual War Violence: From Reactive to Proactive Measures
publication Anette Bringedal Houge 3 May 2009
By defining sexual war violence as a weapon of war and a threat to international peace and security, UN SC Resolution 1820 challenges the international community’s res... more  

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Events

Rape in War
10 March 2009, 11.38
The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo Film screening, introduced by the director, and discussion about sexual violence in war and how to stop it. more  

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