LET'S TALK ABOUT GENDER: A FEMINIST EVALUATION OF THE GLOBAL WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY AGENDA
The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 was the first time an international body recognized women’s agency in conflict. Since its passing in 2000, significant political frameworks were built around increasing women’s participation in peace processes, including further Security Council Resolutions. This is what is known as the global Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. Over the past 21 years, little implementation of the WPS agenda has actually happened—this project investigates away. Ultimately, I argue that the WPS agenda has struggled to be implemented because it is not fundamentally challenging patriarchy in the marketplace of ideas.