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Family violence may not discriminate, but the impacts are unequally felt: why an intersectional approach matters

Family violence Victims of family violence Violence against women Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

This article explores how both the rates and the impacts of family violence are unequally experienced due to the overlap of multiple oppressive structures, including race, immigration status, socio-economic status, experience of a disability, and homophobia/transphobia. The author provides an overview of how intersecting structures can have profound impacts on how violence is experienced, perpetrated, and responded to, and argues that such experiences must be acknowledged and understood by policymakers and support services in order to right these inequities.

Read the full article on the Power to Persuade blog. 

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