Akanksha Khullar is a Researcher with the Centre for Internal and Regional Security at Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. Her research focuses on gender issues, particularly on understanding the Women, Peace and Security agenda, and identifying how national, regional and international organisations contribute in shaping the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. Akanksha is currently working on mapping out India’s engagement with UNSCR 1325 and analysing how women in India are participating in conflict-management and peacekeeping. Prior to joining IPCS, she has interned with several think-tanks, international organisations and government agencies. Akanksha holds a Masters of International Relations (Advanced) degree from the Australian National University.