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Intersectionality in Gender-Based Violence Programming Project

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HI is delighted to launch its ‘Intersectionality in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Programming Toolkit’ and the accompanying E-learning modules thanks to the support of USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance.

HI intends to contribute with this resource to the wider discussion on intersectionality, in order to facilitate more inclusive practices. The Toolkit and accompanying resources aim to bridge intersectionality at the policy level by ‘unpacking’ it and finding the best possible way to make it concrete in daily work in both humanitarian and development contexts. By so doing, at HI we aim to ensure that no one is left behind, and hope it can benefit the global community. 

This resource builds on HI experience with the Making it Work project’s ‘How-To Guide: Intersectionality in Practice’ and is meant to be complementary to existing intersecitonality resources and the Gender-Based Violence Information Management System (GBVIMS). 

What are the project main achievements?


Intersectionality in GBV Programming Toolkit (coming soon)



E-learning 1

Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and GBV  Response Systems

E-learning module 1 can be taken as a stand-alone module reviewing the basics on GBV while discussing emerging topics such as online gender-based violence.


E-learning 2

Intersectionality and Gender-Based Violence

E-learning module 2 can be taken as a stand-alone module reviewing the basics on intersectionality


E-learning 3

HI's Intersectionality in GBV Programs Toolkit

E-learning module 3 (coming soon), builds on modules 1 & 2 and helps to navigate the ‘Intersectionality in GBV Programming Toolkit’


Facilitator’s Videos

The complementary videos can be used when facilitating excercises from the toolkit or as standalone videos to understand intersectionality as well as intersectionality within GBV further. 

How did we work?


A participatory approach was key in this project although the project was limited within its time duration of 1,5 years which restricted interagency efforts and outreach beyond existing partnerships.

Consultations were the basis of the toolkit with participatory tool development as well as testing of the draft tools taking place in Ethiopia and in Myanmar, with great thanks to all contributors!

Documentary Video ‘Intersectionality in GBV Project Process’(coming soon)

The documentary video (coming soon) will showcase the project’s process and particularly the participatory and collaborative efforts within Ethiopia bringing together GBV actors, service providers and representative groups in particular Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs).


Unconscious or Implict Bias

If you want to know more about unconscious (or implict) bias. This video can also be used in combination with the Staff Bias tools within the Intersectionality in GBV Programming Toolkit.

Intersectionality & Gender-Based Violence

If you have 15 minutes only and want to know more about intersectionality and GBV. 

This project has been possible thanks to the generosity of the USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance.