Experiences of gender-based violence are shaped by the intersection of various aspects of identity

This infographic shows that various aspects of identity can co-exist to shape the experience of gender-based violence.

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  • Married, HIV positive, Lower middle class

  • Cisgender, first generation university student, aboriginal

  • Paraplegic, upper-middle class, African American

  • Lesbian, Single mother, College graduate

  • Muslim, Immigrant, Employed full-time

  • Older, Unstably Housed, Transgender

This infographic emerged from Issue-Based Newsletter 15: Intersectionality.


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