Colombia shows that ‘queering’ a peace process can be done

By broadening feminist representation in peacebuilding to include LGBT voices, Colombia is redefining intersectionality, writes Jamie Hagen.

The World Today Updated 9 June 2023 Published 2 June 2023 3 minute READ

Jamie Hagen

Co-Director of the Centre for Gender in Politics, Queen’s University Belfast

The historic 2016 peace deal in Colombia between Farc, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, and the government ended 52 years of armed conflict, the longest in the Americas. Notably the accord included LGBTQ people in a formal peace process for the first time ever. It has shifted global understanding of what an inclusive peace process means.

Bridging the divide between women’s movements and LGBTQ organizations takes time, commitment and funding

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