Seeing through an intersectional lens requires us to understand the experiences of women who face more than one form of unequal treatment and discrimination in their lives. These people are often up against a combination of oppressive systems and power structures, all working together to exclude or keep a person down.
In the guide, Intersectionality is described as a thinking tool to examine how power dynamics and structural barriers impact women’s experiences with money.
The Practice Principles and Tools contained in the Guide can be used by those who design, adapt or deliver programs.
The contents of this guide were led by a co-design process with women from First Nations, migrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds and women with disability who, collectively, brought a range of experiences and expertise in financial capability and Intersectionality. This guide is possible thanks to their generous contributions.
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- Download the full Lens On Hands On Intersectional Guide here
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This guide is part of the Women’s Financial Capabilities Project: a three-year pilot project by WIRE in partnership with Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand.
What is the ‘Lens On, Hands On’ guide and how do you use it? Disability Advocate Nimo Hersi explains the nine principles in the guide and the co-design process that led to creating them. “It was developed by a group of powerful women.”
- Blog: I should have been asked about my access needs from the start: Trauma, disability & financial capability programs
- Blog: I was ready to give up on financial capability programs, until this one. Here’s what works for First Nations women like me
- Blog: How financial capability programs can improve accessibility for migrant women like me
- Reflection tool: How is your intersectional practice?
- Tool: Ten ways to think about accessibility and inclusion
- Tool: Three examples of power imbalances in program design & delivery
Video: Lens on, hands on co-design team member Janet Curtain speaks about intersectionality in financial capability programs at a Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) community of practice meeting