Johanne Rokke Elvebakken

Doctoral Researcher - Centre for Gender Research
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Academic interests

  • Children Born of War (CBOW)
  • Gender, Peace and Security (GPS) 
  • Women, Peace and Security (WPS)
  • Conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV)
  • Transitional justice
  • International Relations (IR)

Johanne Rokke Elvebakken is a Doctoral Researcher on the EuroWARCHILD-project at the Centre for Gender Research (STK). EuroWARCHILD aims to explore the experiences and needs of three generations of children born of war (CBOW) in Europe. In her project Elvebakken studies the mobilisation of CBOW in Denmark, Kosovo and Norway.


Elvebakken was a coordinator of the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security (PRIO GPS) from 2019 to 2021. In this period she was also the PRIO and Norway point of contact for the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM) network. Elvebakken has a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Durham University. She wrote her MA thesis on the main contestations of the Women, Peace and Security agenda within the Norwegian expert community. Elvebakken has previously worked as a teacher of migrant and refugee children in Oslo. As a student she was a trainee at the Norwegian Embassy in Prishtina to Kosovo and Albania. She also had an internship at the Democracy for Development Institute (D4D) in Prishtina, Kosovo. 


Elvebakken, J. R. (2017). The women, peace and security agenda: A normative framework in contestation (Master’s thesis, Norwegian University of Life Sciences). Brage:

Other publications

Stotz, Lina, Johanne Rokke Elvebakken, Ingvill Constanze Mochmann, Inger Skjelsbæk, Sunniva Árja Tobiasen & Torunn L. Tryggestad, Children Born of War Should be More Than an Afterthought, 6 March 2022, PRIO Blog.

Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Johanne Rokke Elvebakken, Norway Promises to Increase Focus on “Women, Peace and Security”, 23 November 2021, PRIO Blog.

Tryggestad, Torunn L. & Johanne Rokke Elvebakken, Ukens analyse: Norge lover økt innsats for 'Kvinner, fred og sikkerhet', 29 October 2021, Den norske Atlanterhavskomité.

Elvebakken, Johanne Rokke, Women and LGBT+ Persons in International Peace and Security Policy, June 2020, the Centre for Gender Research (STK) UiO. 


Tags: Children born of war, Gender Peace and Security, Sexual violence, Conflict-related sexual violence, International relations, International security, Security, Balkan, Kosovo


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