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Inclusivity and gender

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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.   

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Nordic Women Mediators
Nordic Women Mediators (NWM) is a network of women from the Nordic countries with professional mediation and negotiations experience. Inspired by a similar initiative...
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Publications

Women in armed groups and fighting forces: lessons learned from gender-sensitive DDR programmes
Ex-combatants at work in new job in DRC by UNDP/Aude Rossignol under CC BY-NC-ND.2.0 Elisa Tarnaala 23 June 2016
Gender-sensitive DDR programming must be linked into the entire peace process, from the peace negotiations through peacekeeping and subsequent peacebuilding activities... more  
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  

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