Queering Peace, Security and Humanitarian Response: Experiences of LGBTIQ People

Hagen, J. (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

In advance of the 20th Anniversary of the adoption of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, the UN Program team released a report outlining how LGBTIQ communities are uniquely impacted by conflict, and advocating for a more inclusive interpretation of the WPS framework. As a follow up, the UN Program team organized a webinar titled “Queering Peace, Security and Humanitarian Response” featuring WPS and humanitarian experts from Colombia Diversa, the Centre for Gender in Politics and Edge Effect. During the webinar speakers highlighted the unique ways in which LGBTIQ people are affected in conflict, the shocking invisibility of LGBTIQ people in response efforts, and what can be done about it.

The event was attended by over 75 participants from civil society and Member States, and received a positive response from attendees asking to continue the conversation through future discussions.
Period28 Oct 2020
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational