Gendered - intersectionality
Based on Kimberlé Crenshaw's work, gendered-intersectionality takes into account the multidimensional lives of citizens and how elements of one's identity such as gender, race, culture, income, paid and unpaid work, ability, diversity, age, rural/urban, etc. impact our lived experience. The term gendered-intersectionality is rooted in social justice. Using a gendered-intersectional approach highlights the complexity and particularity of inequalities in the lives of diverse women. Diverse women experience oppression in varying configurations and in varying degrees of intensity because of systemic barriers, power relations, and discrimination.
WTC acknowledges the importance of applying a gendered-intersectional approach to all of our work. It is a crucial starting point in all discussions. A gendered-intersectional lens and the use of disaggregated data must be applied in the development of all policies, programs, budgets, funding, governance, and staffing in order to better reflect the reality of our diverse communities and to address the roots of social injustice.
For more information, as well as references, on intersectionality, see: