This month I was fortunate to publish a working paper with the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security as well as a blog. According to their website the Centre is, " a leading academic space for scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and students to develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and participation for women in conflict-affected situations around the world" and launched last year.
In my Working Paper Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity as Part of the WPS Project I developed 5 policy points from the ideas I wrote about in the International Affairs article "Queering Women, Peace and Security" published earlier this year. The piece was introduced by editors Laura J. Shepherd and Paul Kirby in "The New Politics of Women, Peace and Security."
In a blog post also published by the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security I explore how sexual orientation and gender identity were a part of the Colombia peace negotiations. In the coming months I'll continue to explore this topic in my
research for my dissertation and look forward to connecting with LGBTQ organizations in Colombia to learn more about their work on the Colombian peace accords.
As an aside, I'm excited I was able to include an image (included in this post) from the Free & Equal campaign UN For LGBT Equality stamps that were launched in February. Check them out here!