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Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 33, Issue 8, pp 559–562 | Cite as

Survivor-Centered Research: Towards an Intersectional Gender-Based Violence Movement

  • Alicia Gill
Original Article

Abstract

Much has been written on the imperative of intersectionality within the fight for women’s equality and in efforts to end gender-based violence. However, data continues to show that women and LGBTQ people of color experience heightened and more severe instances of both state and interpersonal violence. What lessons can domestic violence and sexual assault advocates and researchers learn from intersectional theory and frameworks to help reduce instances of violence, reduce barriers in accessing resources and create safety nets for communities? This paper seeks to explore the roots of historical violence against communities of color, the current trends in anti-violence research and service provision and strategies for engaging in intersectional community based research.

Keywords

Intersectionality Gender Racism Research Advocacy 

Notes

Acknowledgement

Special thanks to Dr. Nkiru Nnawulezi for support in the preparation of this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research and Program EvaluationYWCAWashingtonUSA

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