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Norwegian Armed Forces MOWIP Report

19 December, 2022



The Measuring Opportunities for Women in Peace Operations (MOWIP) assessment was developed to examine barriers and opportunities to women’s participation in peace operations. The assessment methodology was developed in partnership with Cornell University and its practitioners in seven countries, including Norway.

The national assessment was conducted in partnership with the Peace Research Institute Oslo, which undertook the data collection, analysis and writing for this project. This assessment was implemented with financial support from Global Affairs Canada and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, within the framework of the Elsie Initiative for Women in Peace Operations, launched by Canada in 2017.  

You can learn more about DCAF’s work on the Elsie Initiative on the DCAF Elsie Initiative webpage. The MOWIP Methodology is the standard methodology for assessments required for applications to the Elsie Initiative Fund. All data collection tools, templates and explainers are available on the MOWIP Toolbox webpage.

Troop- and Police-Contributing Countries looking for support to implement the MOWIP Methodology in their own armed forces, police or gendarmerie are welcome to contact the DCAF MOWIP Helpdesk for further guidance and information:



Copyediting: by Dianne Battersby

Reviewers : Henrik Urdal, Lars Even Andersen, and Gee Berry at PRIO, Sabrina Karim, Laura Katherine Huber, Priscilla Teresa Torres, and Taylor A. Vincent at Cornell University, and Ann Blomberg, Callum Watson, Riina Allinen, Cristina Finch, and Leilah Gordon-Bates at DCAF