Intersectionality is a term that helps us understand the multiple interacting influences of a person’s identity, including but not limited to ethnicity, gender, disability, education, geographic location, sexual orientation, culture, religion, mental health, social class and age. These different aspects of a person’s identity can expose them to overlapping forms of discrimination and marginalisation. It is important to acknowledge that everyone has their own unique experiences of discrimination and privilege.
Best practice examples
FOOTBALL WEST - STREET FOOTBALL
Football West organise a flexible football program called Street Football, that targets young people from low SES and CALD backgrounds. The program is free to attend and supports young people to socialise and play sport in a safe and supervised environment. The program increases accessibility and encourages and values diversity.