Intersectionality refers to the ways in which different aspects of a person’s identity can expose them to overlapping forms of discrimination and marginalisation. Aspects of a person’s identity can include all social characteristics listed as personal characteristics above and more. Attitudes, systems and structures in society and organisations can interact to create inequality and result in exclusion.

When we are creating projects and systems we must consider if we are making them accessible to everyone, no matter their identity. This video explains the concept in more detail.

Family Safety Victoria created the Everybody Matters: Inclusion and Equity Statement to build an inclusive, safe, responsive and accountable system for people in the Australian state of Victoria that explains this concept in more detail.