Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, ‘Intersectional Approach to Addressing Gender and Other Forms of Discrimination in Labour in the Commonwealth Caribbean’ (2018) U of OxHRH J 86


Commonwealth Caribbean legal frameworks challenging discrimination have not as yet utilized intersectionality approaches. The paper argues that in understanding and addressing discrimination against women in the region, the intersectionality lens is a useful and dynamic one to approach what are multi-faceted and complex dimensions of inequality.  Such enduring inequality is still influenced by a colonial legacy that, despite resulting in Black majority populations, perpetuate experiences of marginalization and inequality through the intersecting realities of gender, race, class, social and geographical origin. For the still fairly new anti-discrimination laws to be effective, they must embrace such intersectionality approaches. Within the historical continuum of the Commonwealth Caribbean, the “single axis framework,” currently envisioned by all anti-discrimination legislation in the region (but discredited by Crenshaw, the proponent of the intersectionality analysis) is of limited value and must be re-imagined.

**The other articles in the first edition of the U of OxHRH J can be found here**