WP6 – Gender

Among vulnerable groups in post-conflict societies, women are often included specifically. But men, too, may be at particular risk. Gender relations are therefore especially important in the ICT4COP resaerch project.  

A critical factor relating to human security in post-conflict societies is societal power relations, gender relations in particular. Although more women have joined law enforcement agencies in many post-conflict societies over the last decade or so, and although more emphasis is put on protecting women, these efforts remain inadequate.

This work package has examined gender issues in community-oriented policing to allow for a better understanding of how gender relations define the ways communities link with the police and how a more inclusive police service may contribute to improved trust – and security.

Contributing staff

Ingrid Nyborg

is the ICT4COP Project Leader, as well as the leader of Work Package 2: Comparative COP, Work Package 6: Gender, and Work Package 8: South Asia. Dr. Nyborg has extensive experience in research and teaching in human security and post conflict development, with a specific focus on gender in development. She has worked extensively in Africa, as well as South Asia, where her most recent research has focused on post-conflict development in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She has considerable experience in project leadership, action research with civil society, and qualitative field methods.
Ingrid Nyborg

Katarzyna Struzinska


Erika Rojas

contributed to ICT4COP’s Work Package 6: Gender and Work Package 9: Central America. As a member of these groups, she has participated in meetings and discussions, presented a paper at the ICT4COP panel at ISA 2018 in San Francisco, published an article about COP and gender in El Salvador, and collaborated in the writing of other articles.
Bildet viser Erika J Rojas Ospina
Fakultet for landskap og samfunn
Institutt for internasjonale miljø- og utviklingsstudier, Noragric , NMBU