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Intersectional training

Equality Network’s Intersectional team provide high quality training to employers and service providers on intersectional inclusion which can be delivered either online or in person.

We have delivered training to a wide range of services, community groups and individuals.

We can provide short presentations, interactive two hour workshops, and half day or full day structured training events. We can create bespoke training packages on request. Please complete the training enquiry form and our training team will respond to you by email.

Example of our online training:

Including Intersectional Identities in Services

People who belong to more than one marginalised group (e.g. LGBTI, disabled, and/or Black, Asian and minority ethnic) are sometimes erased and excluded from our own communities. This is often reflected in organisations that primarily focus on one protected characteristic and may not have the necessary knowledge to help service users with the barriers they may face because of the intersecting aspects of those identities. This can lead to attitudes and practices which make spaces unsafe or unwelcoming for those who may need to access them the most.

This training is aimed at helping organisations become more inclusive of all their service users and respect every part of their identity. ​This inclusion work can start without a big budget or extra staff and benefit every service user regardless of their identities.

This training will help you to:

  • Listen to the lived experience of people with intersectional identities
  • Learn the best terminology to use about LGBTI people and others
  • Identify barriers that people may face to participating in your service
  • Increase access and tackle discrimination
  • Integrate an intersectional approach across your service.

Who should attend?

This training is open to all paid and unpaid workers and volunteers in the third sector and small community groups who want to improve their intersectional inclusion.

The Trainers

Rowan Alison is an intersectional project officer with a particular interest in mental health, disabled access, neurodiversity and bi+ issues.

Mel Maguire is an Intersectional Project Officer with a particular interest in women’s rights, bi+ issues and anti-racism.

James Verardi is an Intersectional Project Support Officer with a particular interest in trans issues and immigration.

About Equality Network’s Intersectional Project

The Equality Network is a leading national charity working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights in Scotland. The Intersectional Project creates publications, resources and training about including people whose identity falls in more than one marginalised group.

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