Intersectionality in Primary Prevention

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‘Intersectionality in primary prevention’ builds on Safe and Equal’s commitment to intersectionality and aims to draw on existing knowledge and experience in applying an intersectional analysis and approach to the prevention of family and gender-based violence. 

Safe and Equal’s commitment to intersectionality is a guiding principle of our work as an organisation. 

An intersectional approach means we, as an organisation, take action to ensure primary prevention programs, systems and policies recognise and address multiple forms of oppression and disadvantage that exacerbate the experiences of gender inequality and gender-based violence. 

We acknowledge the work of many other organisations and individuals in defining and leading this work. This is not intended as a definitive guide, but as one contribution to the development of future thinking and approaches in this area – by outlining our own organisational commitment to intersectionality in primary prevention of family and gendered violence. 

Acknowledging existing work
The following resources provide a detailed analysis of the drivers of violence for particular communities. We acknowledge the individual and collective leadership that these resources have provided in deepening intersectional knowledge and approaches in primary prevention in Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
+ Changing the Picture, Our Watch

Women with disabilities
+ Changing the Landscape, Our Watch
+ Intersectionality and primary prevention of violence against women,
Women with Disabilities Victoria

Immigrant and refugee women
+ Intersectionality Matters,
Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

LGBTIQ+ communities
+ Pride in Prevention: Evidence Guide,
Rainbow Health Australia
+ Pride in Prevention: Partnership Guide,
Rainbow Health Australia

Resource details

Resource type: Guide
Download file type: 6-page PDF
Best print size: A4


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