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Together researchers from Colombia Diversa, Christian Aid and the Queen’s University Belfast Center for Gender in Politics, have developed a new toolkit offering practical guidance to those working to bring a queer perspective to peace and security work.

The toolkit is for those invested in supporting queer visions for peace, including those looking to transform the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) architecture to ensure the inclusion of lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (LBTQ) women in programmatic work and conflict interventions.

The focus of the toolkit is to highlight the key questions, action points and interventions to address this the areas where this inclusion is not happening.

Christian Aid's Dr Anupama Ranawana provides more insight into this in her blog.

Queering Women, Peace and Security Agenda: A practice-based toolkit

Section one: Queering WPS in practice

This section offers recommendations for how to bring a queer and feminist approach to implementing each of the four pillars of WPS (prevention, participation, protection, relief and recovery).

Section two: Opportunities and challenges for queer and feminist collaboration in queering WPS

This section examines two opportunities for feminist and queer collaboration in WPS interventions in detail.

Section three: Queering Women, Peace and Security National Action Plans

WPS National action Plans are national-level strategy documents that outline a government’s approach and course of action for implementing WPS on a domestic and international level.