Monash GPS attends third annual meeting of Gender/Women, Peace and Security Centres in Oslo

On 5 and 6 June, representatives from five Gender/Women, Peace and Security Centres and Institutes met at the Centre on Gender, Peace and Security at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) for the third annual consortium meeting. During the meeting the centres discussed joint activities and shared topics of interests. The representatives also attended PRIO's 60th Anniversary Week events.

The consortium of centres include the PRIO GPS Centre (Norway), Monash GPS Centre (Australia), the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre's WPS Institute (Ghana), the LSE Centre for WPS (UK), and Georgetown Institute for WPS (US). The consortium aims to bring closer together a community of scholars committed to the advancement of the Women, Peace and Security agenda through research, teaching and training.

On 5 June, the Oslo Launch of the Oxford Handbook of Women, Peace and Security was part of the programme. This public event included, Jacqui True, co-editor of the handbook, Inger Skjelsbæk from the PRIO GPS Centre, Kathleen M. Jennings from the Oslo Met and Natasja Rupesinghe from NUPI participated in a panel discussion chaired by Torunn Tryggestad, Director of the PRIO GPS Centre.