Factsheet: Intersectionality at a Glance in Europe
Written by Emilia Roig, Miriam Aced and Sara Mohammed
Published by the Center for Intersectional Justice
Berlin, April 2020
The Center for Intersectional Justice is launching its online resource, the Factsheet : Intersectionality at a Glance in Europe. The Factsheet provides a framework and language for intersectional justice, reviewing the historical and legal development of intersectionality and its relevance to our societies today. CIJ developed the Factsheet to help further the conversation on structural and institutional discrimination, providing examples of best practices and interventions that can be applied to strengthen intersectional policy making in Europe.
“A major obstacle to the full deployment of an intersectional approach in anti-discrimination and equality policies in Europe is the near exclusive focus on the individual dimension of discrimination, which downplays its institutional, structural and historical dimensions. The individual dimension of discrimination represents the tip of the iceberg and overlooks wider structures and historical ramifications.” -Factsheet : Intersectionality at a Glance in Europe. .
The Factsheet also includes a detailed glossary of key terms within the intersectionality discourse for further learning and research. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, society needs to reevaluate the systems that have led to exclusion and inequality globally. The Factsheet will provide some helpful theories and a starting point from which to engage in this transformative dialogue as we shift the paradigm to more inclusive, fair societies.
“An intersectional analysis of systemic trends not only allows us to understand structural barriers, but also offers evidence to create benchmarks and set a path towards strategic and effective solutions against systemic exclusion, discrimination, and social inequalities.” -Factsheet : Intersectionality at a Glance in Europe. .
The Center for Intersectional Justice is a non-profit organization founded in 2017 and based in Berlin. We engage in advocacy and policy-oriented research to make anti-discrimination and equality policy more inclusive and address structural inequalities more effectively in Europe. The CIJ seeks to influence the public discourse and impact on policy-making through direct advocacy, research and policy advice, as well as publications on issues related to intersectional discriminations based on race, gender, class and all other systems of oppression which sustain inequality.
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