In another section 'Violence and immigration' it is discussed how the 2012 imposition of Conditional Permanent Residence has facilitated the abuse of immigrant spouses. In addition to such policy-based facilitation of abuse, the service landscape has been progressively shorn of resources, forced into a neoliberal mode of management without regard to the complexity of the … Continue reading How do policy landscapes hamper anti-violence efforts ?
Introduction A survivor of violence should never be seen just as a generic survivor, a casebook statistic – even though the laws and policies applying to her may not have any more nuance. As an anti-violence specialist, as a survivor-centred service provider, one must ask and understand the implications of these questions (and more): what … Continue reading How does intersectionality apply to understanding and acting against violence?
Intersectionality is a term coined in 1989 by American civil rights advocate and leading scholar of critical race theory, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw (1989, 1991). It is a theory that allows for study of overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination, or discrimination. “Rooted in Black feminism and Critical Race Theory, intersectionality … Continue reading What is intersectionality?