Learning from Women’s Movements to Develop Intersectional Policy-Making and Inclusive Policies: the Belgian Women’s Strike

dc.contributor.author Genevey, Moana
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-24T09:02:27Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-24T09:02:27Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.description.abstract This policy brief aims to explore ways to operationalise the concept of intersectionality in policy- making in Europe. It takes into consideration the lessons brought by women’s movements in the world, and in particular in Belgium. The Belgian Women’s Strike drafted a set of policy claims which focuses on the needs and experience of the most vulnerable and marginalised women in Belgium. This recent movement also developed an intersectional approach to organise the strike, with dedicated mechanisms tasked to ensure the operationalisation of intersectionality in all its activities. While there is an increased attention given by policy-makers to the concept of intersectionality, they still face structural barriers to put it into practice. The scarcity of disaggregated data, insufficient participation of marginalised people in policy-making and the absence of effective mechanisms to operationalise intersectionality are strong obstacles to achieve intersectionality in policy-making. The recommendation for policy-makers are centered first on increasing the visibility of marginalised people, through data collection and the use of inclusive language. It is also recommended to increase their participation in the policy-making process. Finally, this policy brief recommends to establish mainstreaming processes and to enable existing equality bodies to develop an intersectional approach when monitoring and implementing equality policies. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/20.500.11825/1027
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.25330/1500
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Global Campus of Human Rights en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Briefs 2019;
dc.subject Europe en_US
dc.subject policy en_US
dc.subject Belgium en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject social movement en_US
dc.subject feminism en_US
dc.title Learning from Women’s Movements to Develop Intersectional Policy-Making and Inclusive Policies: the Belgian Women’s Strike en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
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