Queering Atrocity Prevention: Ideas Paper Launch

31 March 2022


From the Holocaust to the anti-gay purges in Chechnya, LGBTQI+ communities have been deliberately targeted by widespread, systematic campaigns that can be described as atrocity crimes. Yet, the unique risks and vulnerabilities that LGBTQI+ communities face too often remain missing from atrocity prevention and approaches to reducing conflict and instability. This leaves LGBTQI+ communities excluded and at risk.

Please join Protection Approaches for the launch of their new ideas paper, ‘Queering Atrocity Prevention’, exploring how our atrocity and conflict prevention communities of practice might better address our blind spots and asking what queering our work could look like.

The launch event will be opened with a welcome from Kate Ferguson, Co-Executive Director at Protection Approaches, who will also chair the event.

Jess Gifkins, Protection Approaches’ Queering Atrocity Prevention Research Fellow, will present the paper on behalf of the research team.

Victor Madrigal-Borloz, UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, and Savita Pawnday, Executive Director at the Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect, will respond to the paper.

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