This toolkit provides a guide for how to queer Women, Peace and Security in practice through three main sections:
- Queering the four pillars of WPS,
- Feminist and LGBTQ collaborations, and
- Queering WPS National Action Plans.
The toolkit was developed in partnership with Colombia Diversa drawing on their work in the Colombian peace process, supporting LGBTQ individuals through transformative justice practices, and engaging in the drafting of the country’s first WPS National Action Plan in 2023.
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Authored by CGP co-directors, Maria Adriana Deiana & Jamie J. Hagen, alongside Danielle Roberts, doctoral candidate at Ulster University, about our project researching 'Feminist Activism and the politics of Crisis in Northern Ireland' as part of our Feminism(s) and the Politics of Crisis project exploring: Anti-gender politics and populism, Responding to Climate Change, and Feminist Economics.
Authored by CGP co-director, Jamie J. Hagen, on 'Minimizing Protection Gaps for LGBTQ People Living in Conflict' as part of our centre's research on the inclusion of LGBTQ voices in the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. This work bridges academic, activist and policy approaches to include a gender perspective in peace and security responses in conflict-related environments.
Queering Peace and Security Policy Brief Series
Centering the voices and experiences of LGBTQ+ peace and security experts and youth activists, this policy brief serves as a foundational resource for civil society actors to better understand the experiences of young LGBTQ+ peacebuilders. Moreover, concluding with highlighted areas for action, this brief provides recommendations for how CSOs can take initial steps towards ‘queering’ the YPS agenda and better supporting LGBTQ+ peacebuilders moving forward.
In this policy brief, we centre on the experiences activists working at the intersection of WPS and LGBTQIA human rights and highlight the importance of listening to and reflecting their views, experiences, and needs. We present the work already being done and the challenges activists face before outlining entry points that exist to better support them.