6.2 – Intersectionality

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    • #28847

      On page 45 of the Peace Handbook by IFM-SEI, try to do it with your friends or colleagues and try to discuss the concept of intersectionality as discussed above.


      After doing the activity, reflect on the following questions:

      •     How does the concept of intersectionality apply in the peacebuilding process?
      •     Are there advantages in integrating intersectionality in conflict analysis? If yes, what are these?
    • #28885

      As far as I’ve understood.. the concept of intersectionality can be helpful in peacebuilding process only when the leading one’s of such movements come to an agreement on taking steps to bring about awareness and positive changes to the surroundings. If they by their own selves would encourage differences about the same situation it would mislead the public about what should be followed by them means which particular organization..
      Intersectionality can bring about advantages like a remarkable change change in the regard of not letting girls to study, to go outside for jobs, injustice at domestic level between boys and girls i mean an holistic approach can be figured out through understanding this term… as there’s no white or black ,poor or wealthy, no gender discrimination…. intersectionality can provide with a free to free, frank platform and then the volunteers could possibly be able to work with persuading people to move on in their lives by leaving all the bad thoughts behind.

    • #28889

      1. An intersectional approach allows us to recognise the value women play at the informal level and more importantly bring these mechanisms into the broader peace and negotiations process. It will allow us to critically analyse barriers, challenges and social norms that prevent the wonderful and meaningful participation of women.
      2. Intersectional feminism offers a lens thought which can better and genders non-conforming youth. It must be declared that girls are not able to study, the girls are treated as a homemade doll. The girls are treated as a domestic instrument who’s are not as strong and stable as boys. Even they(girls) are not allowed to do a respectable job in the outfield. For staling, a peaceful society never underestimates the power of girls or women and always respect them because they deserve the same honour as boys.

    • #29292

      Countries and communities around the world face multiple and aggravating threats. While sets of problems vary from place to place, they share the effect of increasing pre-existing needs, such as housing, food, education, care, employment and protection. However, crisis responses often fail to protect the most vulnerable. “If you are invisible in everyday life, your needs will not be thought of. Equal opportunities and treatment are a fundamental principle of human rights with wide application in various fields. And yet it is less and less respected.
      A society without conflicts must be a perfect, utopian society. But in everyday life, conflicts are pervasive, of course of different magnitudes and types, some of them also having a regulatory role and bringing benefits to the parties involved.

    • #29423

      1- Intersectionality means that how aspects of a person’s social and political identities combine to create different modes of discrimination and privilege in terms of gender, sex, race, class, religion, disability, physical appearance, and height. Therefore those people should work and decide together in a workplace or project, because people might understand what diffirentiates makes them vulnerable and how the diffirentiates are unimportant.Making peace-building practice intersectional helps to ensure that vulnerable people are properly addressed and helped. Also, policy makers should increase the awareness of the society by explaning intersectionality.

      2- Doubtless, most of the conflicts occured due to discrimination, diffirentiations etc. Therefore instersectionality is one of the aspects of conflicts. Intersectionality compels us to tackle complexity and to address categories.

    • #29428
      Nikka Lou

      How does the concept of intersectionality apply in the peacebuilding process?
      Intersectionality describes the complexity of intertwined connections between identity, socio-economic status, and systems of power that make up how we fit into the world around us. The idea reveals that we do not fit into a single neat box, but rather maintain identities composed by the context that exists within and around us. Through the framework outlined by intersectionality, we know that we are not just black or white, male or female, rich or poor, but instead belong to many different communities at once.

      Are there advantages in integrating intersectionality in conflict analysis? If yes, what are these?
      Intersectional thinking has opened the way to more inclusive and coalitional social movements and agendas. We are now witnessing the advent of (currently transnational) movements like the Women’s March, Black Lives Matter, and the Global Justice Movement arising out of the World Social Forum, all of which are led or heavily influenced by women and prominently feature queer women and women of color. Such movements see struggles against racism, classism, neocolonialism, xenophobic nationalism, heterosexism, transphobia, ableism, ageism, Islamophobia, and ecological destruction as indivisible

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