This course provides a critical examination of peace and security issues affecting women in conflict and post-conflict contexts. Specifically, the course focuses on the UN Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, which originated in Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) followed by a series of subsequent resolutions to date. The course covers the main pillars of the WPS agenda, namely women’s participation; protection from gendered violence; the prevention of conflict and violence; and a range of gendered approaches to relief and recovery in conflict and post-conflict settings. The course examines a range of issues through a feminist and gender lens.