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The role of intersectionality and context in measuring gender-based violence in universities and research performing organisations in Europe for the development of inclusive structural interventions


The aim of the paper is to discuss how thinking about gender-based violence intersectionally and in context can not only enrich our understandings but also lead to transformative change in organisations. The paper argues that to better understand gender-based violence in universities and research institutions, analyses need be intersectional and contextual. Such approaches go beyond binary understandings of gender and narrow legalistic definitions of gender-based violence. The paper reflects on how to operationalise this to derive starting points for intersectional categories to consider and contextual factors to measure at micro, meso and macro levels. It concludes that a multi-level intersectional analysis leads to more nuanced knowledge on experiences of gender-based violence, and is therefore better equipped to inform the development of measures to eradicate the problem in an inclusive way.

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Humbert, Anne Laure
Strid, Sofia
Tanwar, Jagriti
Lipinsky, Anke
Schredl, Claudia

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford Brookes Business School


Year of publication: 2024
Date of RADAR deposit: 2023-10-17

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