Gender, Peace and Conflict

Please note: This page refers to a course that has already taken place.

29 - 31 May 2024

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Jørgen Jensehaugen:

Equals 5 ECTS (with approved essay) according to standards of University of Oslo

Jørgen Jensehaugen:

Course directors are:

Torunn L. Tryggestad, Senior Researcher and Director of the PRIO GPS Centre

Louise Olsson, Research Director, PRIO

Inger Skjelsbæk, Research Professor, PRIO and Professor at the Center for Gender Research and Center for Research on Extremism, both at the University of Oslo


The directors will also be involved in lecturing. Other lecturers to be announced. 

Course Description:

This course presents theories and approaches to the study of the gendered dimensions of peace and conflict. We will focus on the gendered aspects of all the phases of conflict cycles (before, during and after) – from conflict risk to conflict prevention and resolution. The course will address thematic issues such as international normative frameworks on Women, Peace and Security, sexual violence in armed conflict, children born of war, DD&R processes, conflict mediation and peace agreements and international peace operations. Course participants will also be offered the opportunity to engage in discussions with Norwegian diplomats and practitioners involved in peace mediation efforts.


The research presented and discussed will be inter-disciplinary and based on different scholarly approaches.


This is a PhD level course. Preference will be given to applicants who are currently registered for a PhD or have concrete plans for pursuing a PhD. All participants will receive a diploma from the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) proving that they have taken the course. In order to have the course recommended to be counted as a 5 ECTS course, participants must submit a paper of 4000 words, which is evaluated as passed.


The course forms part of the NORHED II project Partnership for Peace: Better Higher Education for Resilient Societies, which enables PRIO to host interested students from a range of partner universities in the Global South.

The course will take place in-person. 


​15 March 2024

Course Literature:

The course literature overview will be circulated to participants in due time.