Resources and Tools

 

These resources and tools were produced through CRIAW-ICREF’s multi-year project “Building Capacity for Intersectional Advocacy on Women’s Issues” (2017-2021). This research project addresses the need to build inclusive networks to strengthen women and equity-seeking organizations’ collective capacity for intersectional advocacy on women’s issues. Special thanks to over 100 women’s organizations across the country who participated in our project. The thought-provoking discussions, critical feedback and inputs from the regional discussion groups, interviews, pilot workshops and follow up discussions provided invaluable feedback and direction in the development of these resources.


    Feminist Intersectionality Primer (2021)

CRIAW-ICREF

This new, illustrated primer explains what feminist intersectionality is and why it is important. An important resource for organizations, activists, educators, and students alike, this primer will help you to better understand inequality, and then take smarter action to address it.

The Feminist Intersectionality Primer situates women’s experiences of inequality in a broad web of power relations, rooted in systems of power such as racism, classism, ableism, and heterosexism. Intersectionality provides a framework to analyze the profound inequalities embedded in our systems and structures, which many women face in multiple and intersecting forms at the same time.

There is no more urgent time than now to embrace intersectionality in our ways of thinking, mobilization, and action.

Download this resource for free here.

 


Feminist Intersectionality Poster (2021)

CRIAW-ICREF

This new Feminist Intersectionality Poster helps explain feminist intersectional analysis visually. This poster is a handy tool for presentations, courses, and events.

Feminist intersectionality situates women’s experiences of inequality in a broad web of power relations, rooted in systems of power such as racism, classism, ableism, and heterosexism. Intersectionality provides a framework to analyze the profound inequalities embedded in our systems and structures, which many women face in multiple and intersecting forms at the same time.

There is no more urgent time than now to embrace intersectionality in our ways of thinking, mobilization, and action.

Download this resource for free here.

This Poster is meant to be used alongside the Feminist Intersectionality Primer, which explains what feminist intersectionality is and why it is important.

Are you interested in using the Feminist Intersectionality Poster in your own work? Send us an email at info@criaw-icref.ca.


    Gender Equality and Intersectional Analysis Toolkit (2021)

Prabha Khosla

CRIAW-ICREF heard from women’s rights groups across the country that they wanted tools to assist in applying feminist intersectional analysis and tools that would frame how to systematically examine and assess case studies, projects, campaigns, and policies and their impact on diverse communities and groups of people.

This new toolkit guides feminists in conducting a Gender Equality and Intersectional Analysis (GEIA). GEIA focuses attention on and accounts for the interconnected and intersecting nature of systems of power and oppression, and their impacts on diverse women and marginalized people. This toolkit also includes useful worksheets for brainstorming and building plans of action to account for, and address the gendered, intersectional impacts of a case study, project, campaign, or policy.

Learn how you can apply a Gender Equality and Intersectional Analysis in your own work today.

Download this resource for free here.


    A Guide to Building Feminist Intersectional  Solidarity (2021)

Mélissa Alig, Jackie Neapole, Kyla Piccin, Luna K C

We know that collaboration makes our advocacy stronger. However, while most women’s organizations in Canada want to collaborate and stand in solidarity with others, they face systemic inequalities, inadequate resources, and uncertain funding. Our survival depends on deepening our understanding of intersectionality and building inclusive networks while we're at it.

This guide is geared toward helping feminists and feminist organizations build relationships and foster meaningful collaboration. This resource was shaped by discussions CRIAW-ICREF held with 34 women’s organizations across the country on what Feminist Intersectional Solidarity looks like in practice. Firmly based in a feminist intersectional framework, the guide touches on the meaning and importance of Feminist Intersectional Solidarity and offers tangible strategies in building meaningful and collaborative relationships by addressing systemic and individual inequalities. Feminist Intersectional Solidarity will build stronger feminist movements and support our collective work toward equality and social justice for all women.

Included are guiding questions and examples of collaborative action to address the obstacles we are currently facing at the individual, organizational and movement-level.

Download this resource for free here.