Helen Berents is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow and a senior lecturer in International Relations in the School of Government and IR at Griffith University. Her DECRA Fellowship examines youth peace advocacy and engagement in the context of the UN’s emergent Youth, Peace and Security Agenda. Helen’s research is interested in children and youth, peace and conflict, and local responses to violence and insecurity.
Young people will be central to addressing regional challenges so their meaningful inclusion must be ensured.
Feminist leadership coupled with the UN’s Youth, Peace and Security agenda envisions a more just and inclusive peace.
Developing the Youth, Peace and Security agenda in the Asia-Pacific is a chance to ensure lasting change.