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Practice guidance: Equality and respect for all women – an intersectional approach

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In order to achieve equality and respect for all women, gender inequality cannot be seen as separate from other forms of discrimination and disadvantage that women face. Gender inequality is not experienced in the same way by all women (or men). While gender needs to remain at the centre of efforts to prevent violence against women, to achieve equality and respect for all women, gender inequality must be addressed concurrently with other forms of discrimination and disadvantage such as racism, colonisation, ableism, homophobia and religious discrimination. It is important that staff leading workplace equality and respect initiatives understand intersectionality, in order to focus their efforts and tailor work accordingly.

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