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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.