BC Society of Transition Houses (BCSTH) works from an intersectional feminist framework incorporating a critical lens to the systems of power. Without ranking, we identify power as including our experience with and ability to access systems; our social or economic status; ability; Aboriginality; citizenship/nationalities; class; education; ethnicity; experience of colonization; gender; geographic location; health; occupation; refugee/immigrant status; religion; and sexuality. BCSTH acknowledges that this is not exhaustive.
Intersectional feminist framework
We encourage all of our members to use an intersectional feminist framework and to think about some of the questions above. The solution for each of you is dependent on your community context, and on what services exist in your community.
The term “women” refers to and is inclusive of all self-identified women. BCSTH recognizes that while gender-based violence has significant impacts on cis-gender women and girls in Canada, 2SLGBTQQIA+ and gender diverse people are disproportionately impacted by experiences of violence.