August 4, 2020
Conflict affects everyone, with the most vulnerable - such as LGBTIQ people - being most at risk. As such, the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda must address a more inclusive and equitable peace for people of all genders, sexual orientations, and gender expressions.
Some organizations, including Outright International, have advocated for an LGBTIQ-inclusive understanding of the WPS agenda. Outright created “The Women Peace and Security Agenda and its Implications for LGBTIQ People,” which provides information about how to get involved in this effort at the UN level.
2020 was the celebration of 20 years since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security in the chamber of the United Nations Security Council. This was a historic moment in which the Council recognized and addressed the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women and their role as active agents of change in peace and security. LGBTIQ organizations and activists were able to engage in the WPS agenda and include SOGIESC issues in their agenda for gender equality.