ILPI has extensive expertise in gender issues and women’s rights, equal participation, women, peace and security, and economic empowerment. The team uses mixed methods and multidisciplinary approaches to gender-related issues. We deliver gender mainstreaming, research, policy advice, consultancy services, evaluations, and recommendations for implementation on gender issues. Currently the programme is focused on these six broad issues:
Women’s political participation and influence
ILPI provides studies and research on women’s participation, particularly during conflict and post-conflict situations, in reconciliation processes and elections. Our studies focus on how conflict and instability affect not only women’s everyday lives, but also their inclusion in decision-making and political processes.
Women’s economic empowerment
Assessments, training methodology and evaluations of efforts in strengthening women’s economic empowerment, both as independent assignments, and through reviews of gender mainstreaming efforts in policies, studies and research.
Women, peace and security, the implementation of SR1325, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)
ILPI’s work in these areas aims to generate further international efforts towards the implementation of SR 1325 and subsequent resolutions. ILPI provides policy advice, technical assistance and research for the UN Section of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other key state and civil society actors.
Gender based violence (GBV)
GBV has emerged as a core issue in a number of ILPI’s gender-focused projects. Through fieldwork, interviews and analysis, ILPI has built capacity to uncover the realities, analyse the legal frameworks, and provide legal, policy and local development-related advice on how best to address and effectively mitigate the problem.
ILPI provides research and consultancies on women’s rights issues, with immediate relevance to the situation on the ground. Our work focus on states’ efforts to promote equality and non-discrimination, offer protection and fulfil their obligations towards the international human rights system.
Sexual minorities rights, men and boys
ILPI offers analysis and advice in the areas of sexual minorities’ rights and GBV on men and boys, both in legal and social science perspectives. Our experience stem from extensive cooperation with individuals and groups working on these issues, in countries where homophobia is widespread and profound gender-based discrimination prevails.