Student Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Women Peace and Security Agenda
In the fall of 2019, the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School was fortunate to welcome the UN’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy, to teach a course on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda. As the author of the UN’s 2015 Global Study on the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, few, if any, are better placed to comment on the agenda. In conjunction with the Law School’s own Associate Dean of International Affairs, Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, a small group of law students met over the course of several weeks to discuss the agenda’s four pillars: participation, protection, justice, prevention. The authors of the essays in this report all attended this reading and discussion group.