Fact Sheet on Intersectionality
Persons with disabilities are not a homogenous group. Disability intersects with other identity factors such as gender, age, poverty, ethnicity, language, religion, sexual orientation, and area of living. People face multiple forms of discrimination which often intersect and compound each other. Policies and programmes need to include an intersectional approach which responds to the complexities of people’s situations rather than to just one aspect of their lives. This fact sheet provides examples of intersecting discrimination in various areas.