International Studies Association Annual Convention

Hagen, J. (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


Presented paper on a panel.
Panel: 'Women, Peace And Security: Conventions, Challenges And Contemporary Debates'
Paper title: "The Danger of the “Women, Peace and Security” Framework: Absent LGBTQ Voices in the Post-conflict Gender-Based Violence Conversation"
Abstract: While the aim of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) (sometimes called Gender, Peace & Security) United Nation resolutions is to bring women to the peace table and strive for a gendered equality in post-conflict, the current framework makes no mention of the LGBTQ community. The WPS framework is a limiting framework that misses many of those individuals marginalized because of their sexuality and gender, especially LGBTQ identified and gender non-conforming individuals. This absence is apparent in the set of indicators currently proposed to the Secretary General for monitoring UN Security Council Resolution 1325 as well as the post-conflict development monitoring work of non-profit organizations. Furthermore, the words gender and women are often used interchangeably in UN development reports and by non-governmental organizations working to implement UN SCR1325 and related WPS resolutions. A narrow heteronormative understanding of who qualifies as women can result in silences when evaluation and monitoring fail to account for individuals who don’t fall into a narrow definition of women. Through a consideration of the current indicators used to monitor gender-based violence and implement WPS resolutions in post-conflict this paper explores the danger of these unintentional silences and will also consider if this is an intentional absence
Period21 Feb 2015
Event typeConference
LocationNew Orleans, United States