The Handbook

The handbook gives insights into different aspects in the field of intersectional violence prevention. 

In Chapter 2, summarised needs analysis results from all participating countries give an in-depth view about the range and the nature of needs for an intersectional approach on the social, institutional and individual level. The identification of social categories – challenging youth work - and their intersections reflects on the individual level as well as on the broader range of social, political, economic and cultural processes, enforcing problems like culturalisation and ethnicisation, poverty, subcultures, homophobia, among others. Derived from our analyses of main needs for specific knowledge, purposeful methods and tools, organisational mechanisms, and resources of sustainability are presented here.

In Chapter 3, an introduction into the intersectional approach describes some main aspects and current discussions related to this concept, introduces methodology and describes areas of implementation in pedagogy and the educational system. This part of the handbook gives an in-depth view about how theory can be transferred into practical youth work.

In Chapter 4, the implementation guideline introduces the concept as a cross-cutting issue for projects, organisations and programmes. A connection through the process of planning and implementing the intersectional violence prevention approach is made with the “spiral of implementation”. Five core steps of implementation (main objectives, analysis, sub-targets, implementation and evaluation) are shaped as an open spiral, where evaluation is followed by the development of new targets. For illustration, examples from different pedagogical settings collected during IGIV bolster the description of the implementation process.

You want to implement the intersectional approach in a project? You want to develop your organisation in an intersectional way? You want to integrate the intersectional approach in a programme you are going to develop? Chapter 5 in this handbook gives you important advice. This chapter focuses on the use of the handbook in combination with other resources. How can the material be used in practice? Some examples are presented about how the handbook can be used in connection with other IGIV products. General tips relating to framework conditions and prerequisites for working with this handbook are provided.