CONTRIBUTIONS OF LGBTI ACTIVISM IN PEACEBUILDING: THE NEW CAPAZ POLICY BRIEF
The latest CAPAZ Policy Brief is called «Contributions to the agendas of LGBTI organizations and activism in peacebuilding». It gathers the contents of such agendas and suggestions for these organizations to influence public policies and follow up on the commitments to the implementation of the Final Agreement.
The following authors contributed to the Policy Brief:
José Fernando Serrano Amaya
Ph.D. from Sydney University. Professor at Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He is currently conducting a study on pedagogies and politics of reconciliation in Australia, South Africa, and Colombia and supports action-research initiatives on the participation of LGBTIQ+ sectors in peacebuilding. firstname.lastname@example.org
Vivian Fernanda Cuello Santana
Internationalist from Universidad del Norte, Colombia, and candidate for a master’s degree in Historical Analysis of the Present World at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain. Co-founder of the sex-gender dissident women’s collective “Raras no tan Raras” in Barranquilla. Member of the Truth Commission’s Gender Working Group (Colombia).
Wilson Castañeda Castro
BA in Political Science from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana. He participated in the Dialogue Table between the Colombian Government and the FARC-EP, and is currently the director of Caribe Afirmativo.
Feminist political scientist and sex-gender dissident. Associate Professor at the Department of Gender Studies and the Department of Social Sciences and International Relations at the University of Delaware, United States. Author of the book Feminist and Human Rights in Peru: Decolonizing Transitional Justice (2020).
This policy brief is a working tool for the formulation of regional and national peacebuilding advocacy agendas from the perspectives of LGBTI mobilizations. It addresses lines of action, the contents of such agendas, and suggestions for public policy advocacy and follow-up on commitments to the implementation of the Final Agreement, particularly those being developed as part of the Comprehensive System of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Non-Repetition (SIVJRNR). The document begins with a brief account of the impacts of the Colombian armed conflict on LGBTI people and organizations, continues with a balance of the state of implementation, and ends with the identification of several areas that require action and can provide clues as to where to focus advocacy efforts in the coming years. It is therefore a useful resource for activists, public servants, and organizations working on related issues.