Activity: Talk or presentation types › Public lecture/debate/seminar
Presentation: An Intersectional Approach to Queering Women, Peace and Security
For over two decades the UN Security Council and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda has been working to draw attention to women and girls during conflict, acknowledging their gendered experiences of war. Yet those vulnerable to insecurity and violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity remain largely neglected by the international peace and security community. While much has been accomplished by WPS projects, there is an alarming lack of intersectional attention taking into account how homophobic and transphobic violence targeting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) individuals occurs in conflict-related environments. The seminar will reflect on these silences and their implications from a queer security studies perspective, as well as discuss practical proposals for including sexual orientation and gender identity in WPS work.