Sidsel E. Aas

Sidsel E. Aas is an independent consultant in the area of international women’s and gender issues. She has been Head of Information for the Norwegian umbrella organisation FOKUS (Forum for Women and Development), and editor of the FOKUS magazine and website, undertaking strategic work as well as developing policy papers. In recent years she has focussed on the women, peace and security UNSCRs – 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889. She holds a degree from the University of Trondheim in world history, social policy and media communication, and has studied journalism at Bodø University College. At present she is engaged by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in writing an annex to the Norwegian Action Plan on 1325.