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Day Fifteen | Gender Violence in Conflict and Peace Processes: The Neglect of LGBT Security

.In the early 1990s, during the conflict in Northern Ireland, Prof Bell conducted some interviews with gay men and lesbian women, on police harassment for human rights research project (McVeigh, ‘Harassment – Its Part of Life Here’, 1992), which was to feed into police reforms as part of the eventual peace process. Her article illustrates the need for more awareness about the failure of peace processes and post-confllict environments to seriously addess LGBT security and peace for LGBT people. This is especially since in times of conflict, LGBT communities are often targeted in violent attacks in particular ways.

Presumptions, Prejudice and Progress: The Dynamics of Violence Against Sexual and Gender Minorities in Conflict-Affected Societies

As part of LGBTQ history month, we are reblogging highlights from our 16 Days blogathon. Fidelma Ashe writes about Northern Ireland, the increased levels of security during the period of peacebuilding – which was facilitated by the 1998 peace accord –, and how LGBTI+ people continued to experience high levels of personal insecurity combined with and compounded by social and political exclusion.

Ben Fletcher-Watson

Introducing the genderED Steering Group – Ben Fletcher-Watson

This post is part of a series of short profiles of genderED Steering Group members, on the occasion of the launch of our new website. Dr Ben Fletcher-Watson is the Administrative Manager at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. At IASH, he supports the work of visiting scholars and helps to present regular …

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Harriet Cornell

Introducing the genderED Steering Group – Harriet Cornell

This post is part of a series of short profiles of genderED Steering Group members, on the occasion of the launch of our new website. Dr Harriet Cornell is the Political Settlements Research Programme Manager and a Carnegie Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of History, Classics, and Archeology. The research programme that she manages …

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Introducing the genderED Steering Group – Laura Airey and Christina Boswell

This post is part of a series of short profiles of genderED Steering Group members, on the occasion of the launch of our new website. Dr Laura Airey is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Business School. Her current research focuses on the experiences of older workers (50+) in the labour market. In the field …

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Claire Duncanson

Introducing the genderED Steering Group – Claire Duncanson

This post is part of a series of short profiles of genderED Steering Group members, on the occasion of the launch of our new website. Dr Claire Duncanson is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations. She is currently working as a researcher on a project called The Feminist Roadmap for Sustainable Peace. This project is …

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Painting of a group of women knitting, with the phrase 'We shall be knit together' underneath.

Weaving institutional change: feminist networking to achieve gender equality in academia

Dr María López Belloso recently finished a nominated fellowship with IASH and genderED. This is a cross-post with the GEARING Roles blog. From its inception in the proposal-drafting phase, GEARING Roles partners bet on achieving institutional change through knowledge exchange and “learning by doing”. The European Commission has been funding institutional change projects since FP7, and …

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