EDI Community of Practice Intersectionality & Human Rights

The next EDI Community of Practice from YouthLink Scotland will focus on the topic of Intersectionality and Human Rights. It will be a space to hear about intersectional practice and look at how youth workers can work more intersectionally with a Human Rights based approach.

The event will include inputs on topics around this, discussion panels and an opportunity to share practice.

Date: 14th March

Time: 13:00 – 16:30


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13:00  Welcome & Introduction

13:15 Activity from Intersectionality training

13:45 Definitions of Intersectionality/Human Rights

14:00 Input – CAPS Advocacy Mohasin Ahmed talks about their work at CAPS Independent Advocacy, as the facilitator of LGBTQIA+ and Minority Ethnic Collective Advocacy groups, and their thoughts on intersectionality.

14:20 Q&A

14:30 Break

14:45 The Young Women’s Movement – panel of young women on Intersectionality & their rights in developing an inclusion toolkit for young people.

15:15 Input – where does Intersectionality come into Human Rights (TBC)

15:45 Q&A

16:00 Discussion groups

  1. How can youth work practitioners address issues of power and privilege within their work with young people? What strategies can they use to ensure that they are not perpetuating existing inequalities?
  2. In what ways can youth work practitioners engage with young people to promote their understanding of their own human rights and how they can advocate for them?