People are multi-dimensional in their identities, and may identify with several different marginalised or minority groups at the same time – for example, someone may be both a lesbian and a woman of colour, or a Muslim man may also be from an economically deprived background and have a disability. These overlapping identities can result in multiple and intersecting forms of bias, discrimination and disadvantage.
Intersectionality provides a framework for considering these overlapping identities and experiences in order to understand the complexity of biases and prejudices that people can face and take steps to address any resulting inequality or discrimination. This course demystifies the concept of intersectionality, shows how to put it into practice, and explains why intersectional thinking needs to cut across all workplace activities, not just those dedicated to inclusion.
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Once we understand intersectionality and we begin to look at everything in the workplace through an intersectional lens, then we begin to really understand how to bring about equity, diversity and inclusion.Mabinty EshoEquality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead, Comic Relief
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