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LGBTQ Perspectives in Peacebuilding

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Civil Society Organizations (CSOs); Feminist; Gender; Human rights; Masculinity; Peacebuilding; Post-conflict; Queer; Sexual and gender-based violence; Sexuality; UNSCR 1325; Violence


Feminist scholars have long touted the necessity of employing a gender lens to better understand power and violence in global politics. Sexuality is an important dimension of these gendered power dynamics. LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) perspectives in peacebuilding unsettle the assumptions about what is the “correct” or “normal” sexual orientation, gender identity, or family structure. Drawing on a multiplicity of LGBTQ voices to inform post-conflict responses allows for a more expansive approach to understanding what gendered insecurities look like and how best to respond to them. Centering LGBTQ communities in responses to conflict-related violence is also important when working to develop peacebuilding processes that move beyond the heteronormative...

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Hagen, J.J. (2021). LGBTQ Perspectives in Peacebuilding. In: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Peace and Conflict Studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

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