Understanding Intersectionality

The complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalised individuals or groups (see Merriam-Webster)

Kimberlé Crenshaw introduced the theory of intersectionality, the idea that when it comes to thinking about how inequalities persist, categories like gender, race, and class are best understood as overlapping and mutually constitutive rather than isolated and distinct.— Adia Harvey Wingfield

Resources on Intersectionality


Intersectionality Training

The Bayside Peninsula Integrated Family Violence Partnership team is working with Family Safety Victoria to create two training packages on embedding intersectionality into organisations MARAM response. For more information, contact the project team via [email protected]

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