III. Peculiar sections of the society like gays, lesbians, and trans-gender community.
Why oppressed needs a foreign policy?
The foreign policy for discriminated and vulnerable as well as peculiar sections and classes of society need an entirely non-confronted foreign policy and engagement to achieve some things in the context of rights regime, legislation and implementation.
Foreign policy for oppressed as well as stateless nations, and the occupied people is one of the highly patchy, hard, and well resisted initiative. Such foreign policy is usually unwritten, becomes an outcome of collective socio-political and economic understanding of the nations that gradually develops during the course of oppression. This foreign policy engagement is highly resisted by the establishment of the oppressor state and its allied states. It always works around political, economic, social and cultural rights, importance, and interests.
These foreign policy initiatives can be carried on people to people, rights bodies, political movements and sympathetic governments level. Mostly these initiatives are carried to seek maximum external support, positive perception and lobbying to build pressure on the oppressor state in a hope to seek rights and resolve issues.
Who does carry the foreign policy from among the oppressed?
Leaders and cadres of political parties as well as movements; civil and political rights activists; writers; journalists; intellectuals; actors; singers and sports persons from among the oppressed usually undertake the foreign policy of the oppressed. However, each groups' engagement has its own nature of initiatives.
What are the categories of oppressed people's foreign policies?
When political actors undertake foreign policy engagement, they mostly discuss the political, strategic, state, movement and diplomatic support for their cause. They usually engage with the governments, political parties and political movements of the various friendly countries.
The engagement by the civil and political rights activists mostly deal the very same issues for which political parties struggle; and are justified under given broader rights instruments and frameworks adopted either by international community and rights groups worldwide or by law of the country in which their nation is being oppressed. However, their method of engagement is highly different from the method of political parties.
Writers, journalists and intellectuals of the nations, unlike others, may not adopt travelling requirements like others; however they usually write and discourse on the issues and rights of political movements through writing or spoken as well as visual discourse. They mostly do not associate with any political group. They usually think and express about the broader interests of the people.
The cultural representatives of oppressed usually focus on the cultural aspects of the oppressed nation which usually have political relevance in their era's regional, continental and international issues.
Issues versus stance in the oppressed policy?
A foreign policy of oppressed may be divided into two sections. An engagement that is around certain political issues like natural resources exploitation; ethnic cleansing; rights violation; and the engagement that is around sovereign aspects like provincial autonomy; right to self-determination and territorial freedom.
Juxtapositions in the foreign policy of oppressed
A oppressed nation usually fights on two fronts -- its participation in the governance through votes; and at the same time its struggle for the sovereign and independent status. Some odd times come in the foreign policy of oppressed when secessionist tend to support those who want to seek the rights within federation / oppressor state; and vice versa. And, in some of the perspective both join their hands together.
About the subject
Since there is no available academic discourse and treatise on the issue, therefore its more details either can come from those who have been part of this process or can be researched furthermore. A detailed research work is required on this subject.
To the oppressed
There is not only excessive need to get engage in the foreign policy for the oppressed but there is much need to learn from the associates from across the successful movements like East Timor, Kosovo and South Sudan.