The value of intersectionality in understanding violence against women and girls

This policy brief explores the concept of intersectionality as a tool to analyze and understand the intersection of gender with other inequalities/oppressions (e.g., sexuality, gender identity, ethnicity, indigeneity, immigration status, disability) in the context of violence against women and girls (VAWG). The report examines the impact of intersecting oppressions on the ability of survivors of VAWG to access services and obtain justice, as well as the importance of ‘by and for’ organizations in addressing the needs of marginalized women who face violence.

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Languages available: English

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Geographic coverage: Europe and Central Asia; Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244); North Macedonia; Serbia; Turkey

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Project/programme reports

UN Women office involved in publication: Europe and Central Asia

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 16