Intersectionality

Intersectionality

Intersectionality is a theoretical framework frequently used to explore overlapping (intersecting) social identities and systems of oppression, domination, and discrimination. According to this theoretical lens, to understand social problems like discrimination in access to services or the fulfillment of human rights, you need to look at how different biological, social, and cultural categories such as age, race, gender identity and expression, socio-economic status, geographical location, ability, sexual orientation, religion, caste, etc. interact (intersect) with each other on multiple and simultaneous levels to shape an individual’s experience and opportunities.

All young people worldwide should be able to explore, experience and express their sexualities in healthy, pleasurable and safe ways.