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Too visible, yet not fully seen

With support from the Ecstra Foundation, WIRE conducted the COVID-19 Financial Capability and Intersectionality Project (‘the Project’). The Project aimed to make visible the discrimination some groups of women, non-binary and gender diverse people faced, and to design, in collaboration with those groups, resources that support their financial capability on their own terms.

This report, Too visible, yet not fully seen, was prepared with the intention of documenting the main lessons gained from the project implementation. We also include findings from consultations that illustrate why an intersectional lens matters and demonstrating how marginalisation is produced in our systems and norms, even under an extreme situation that should have placed us all in solidarity with each other.

This report is divided into five sections:

  1. Introduction to background and the Project’s conception.
  2. Discussion of the WIRE model and how intersectionality has been framed and used.
  3. Reflection on the lessons from the implementation process.
  4. Presentation of the key findings from the consultations. They not only informed decisions on what resources should be developed, but exemplify how systemic barriers operate.
  5. Conclusion and set of recommendations.

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