This document provides an introduction to the principle and framework of "intersectionality." It also outlines a series of questions to assist in the application of the framework and lays out some important benefits on why and how this framework is essential in our organizing, advocacy, movement buidling, and policy development efforts to more effectively address human rights violations. While it is designed to support your application of the framework in your proposals and presentations for and discussions during the Network’s national biannual conference, Advancing Human Rights 2013: Dignity. Justice. Action., we hope you will and encourage you to utilize this invaluable tool outside of and beyond the conference.
This resource was produced by Dr. Yolande Tomlinson (USHRN) and Margot Baruch of Rugters Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL). We would also like to acknowledge the invaluable input and guidance of Linda Burnham, Ignacio G. Rivera, and Alberto Saldamando in completing this document.