- 1 Interplay of Multiple Social Categorisations
- 2 Relevance for Education and Training
- 3 References
- 4 Inspiring Handbooks and Sources from the Community
Interplay of Multiple Social Categorisations
Intersectionality has to be understood as critical instrument to analyse how social categorizations (e.g., gender, ethnic origin, socioeconomic disadvantage, disability) shape people's identities and multiple affiliations.
Multiple discrimination, barriers and oppressions have a “qualitatively” different impact from those experienced on one ground only.
Structures, political agendas and representations intersect making specific experience more visible and other invisible in terms of access to rights and opportunities – for examples girls’, migrants’, people with disabilities’ experiences, or access to STEM education and training.
TED Talk: The Urgency of Intersectionality
Relevance for Education and Training
In regard to facilitation, intersectionality is a perspective helping facilitators to build diversity consciousness and to plan and manage learning processes in an inclusive and non-discriminatory way. The aim is to enable all involved learners to fully participate according to their needs and in a space as free and safe as possible. In particular, the intersectional perspective is helping facilitators to assess and reflect the accessibility of their learning processes, of inbuilt inclusive and exclusive mechanisms and habits, and also of the own action as moderators and facilitators during the process.
Collins, Patricia H., & Sirma Bilge, (2016) Intersectionality. Cambridge: Polity Press; Bello G. B. and Mancini L., (2016), Talking about Intersectionality. Interview with Kimberlé W. Crenshaw. Sociologia del diritto, 2: 11-21.;
Crenshaw, Kimberlé W., (2011), Post Scriptum. In Helma Lutz, Maria Teresa Herrera Vivar, & Linda Supik (edited by), Framing Intersectionality. Debate on a Multi-Faceted Concept inGender Studies. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate.
Crenshaw, Kimberlé W., 1991. Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and ViolenceAgainst Women of Color. Stanford Law Review, 43: 1241-1299.https://doi.org/10.2307/1229039
Inspiring Handbooks and Sources from the Community
Diversity in Youth Exchange Checklist
from German-Polish Youth Exchange
A guidebook of guidebooks for facilitators in Diversity & Inclusion pedagogies
Trainer Manual: Mainstreaming Gender into Peacebuilding Trainings
Dr. Cordula Reimann, CORE
Diversity Dynamics: Activating the Potential of Diversity in Trainings
Heike Fahrun, Eliza Skowron, Nils-Eyk Zimmermann, MitOst
Handbook for Facilitators
A manual on addressing gender-based violence affecting young people
Building Trust in Diverse Teams
A concise facilitation handbook by OXFAM
How to manage inclusion in international projects
Innovation Diversity - New approaches of Cultural Encounter in Europe
Un-Label's handbook on inclusive art practices
to University of Southern California's Guide to Discussing Identity, Power and Privilege