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ACT on Intersectionality

Palmen, Rachel

“Intersectionality and its application in health research is an emerging research paradigm that seeks to ‘move beyond single or typically favoured categories of analysis (e.g. sex, gender, ‘race’ and class) to consider simultaneous interactions between different aspects of social identity, as well as the impact of systems and processes of oppression and domination.’ (7). Intersectional analysis enables a multi-faceted exploration of how factors of privilege and penalty may alternate between contexts or occur simultaneously (8). Intersectionality is not additive; you should consider how human and social characteristics such as age, gender, sex, ability, disability, ethnicity, sexuality, etc. interact to shape individual experience at a given point or time.” (World Health Organization, 2020:10).

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