Intersectionality 101

Intersectionality 101-South Africa and Lesotho context

Mainstream conversations around gender equality have traditionally centralized just that: gender. In order to keep abreast with current strategies to promote gender equality it is important to recognise gender’s interaction with race, class, ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion and the multiple identities that affect our everyday lives and experiences.  We will be unpacking concepts of intersectionality as a framework for project implementation and the working environment.

As novelist Chimamanda Adichie articulates “our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories’, she warns that if we hear only a single story about persons, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

Speakers include:

Dr. Angela Langenkamp
GIZ Gender Commissioner

Yordanos Melake
Sector programme “Promoting Gender Equality”, G420 Governance & Human Rights
Member of the GIZ Cultural Diversity Initiative (CDI) and Intersectional Diversity Management Initiative (Part of the Change Process within HQ G400)

Bahar Mahzari
Global programme “Experts for municipal partnerships worldwide”, G430 Cities
Member of the GIZ Cultural Diversity Initiative (CDI) and Intersectional Diversity Management Initiative (Part of the Change Process within HQ G400)

Documentation

Presentation “Gender & Intersectionality” by Angela Langenkamp

 

 

 

Presentation “Intersectionality 101” by Yordanos Melake and Bahar Mahzari

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