Queering Peace and Security

How do we queer the Women, Peace and Security agenda?


My research area is queering women, peace and security, considering how the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda can better include LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and queer) voices. 

My work bridges academic, activist and policy approaches to include a gender perspective in peace and security responses in conflict-relation environments.  


This toolkit provides a guide for how to queer Women, Peace and Security in practice through three main sections:

  1. Queering the four pillars of WPS,
  2. Feminist and LGBTQ collaborations, and
  3. Queering WPS National Action Plans.

The toolkit was developed in partnership with Colombia Diversa drawing on their work in the Colombian peace process, supporting LGBTQ individuals through transformative justice practices, and engaging in the drafting of the country’s first WPS National Action Plan in 2023.​

You can learn more about the toolkit and access a Spanish version here.

Academic Publications

Policy Briefs

Other Publications