Gender inequality is the underlying condition for violence against women, but it is not the only or necessarily the most prominent factor in every context. The gendered drivers of violence are often experienced in combination with other forms of inequality and discrimination to explain why there are different rates of violence and different types of violence experienced among women.
Our Watch is committed to ensuring that our work addresses the intersections between different forms of inequality, discrimination and disadvantage, including colonisation, racism, ableism and homophobia, and the role that these play in violence against women.
Our Organisational Strategy to Strengthen Our Intersectional Approach 2018-2020 drives work across the organisation to incorporate intersectionality in all our work. We have recently undertaken an evaluation of this strategy and will use the findings to inform updates and improvements to our ongoing approach.