Women at the Edge

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Disaster and Beyond

Fire. Flood. Earthquakes. With climate change making itself felt, the environmental challenges we face are changing rapidly – and so too are the ways people of different genders are impacted by them. Who gets to lead, and what does that mean for the climate emergency? As part of our Women at the Edge series, a panel of remarkable women working in disaster management will consider how we can take action on gender justice in disaster – and why we need to.

Join us for a thought-provoking discussion to launch the Gender Justice in Disaster: Inspiring Action conference, with Fire Rescue Victoria’s Commander Donna Wheatley, Commissioner for Gender Equality in the Public Sector Niki Vincent, Dr Meagan Tyler from the Centre for People, Organisation and Work at RMIT, and more.

Presented in partnership with Women’s Health Goulburn North East

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Women at the Edge

What are the major issues affecting women in regional areas? How important are local systems and solutions in dealing with local problems? What are the new and innovative ways country women are tackling issues of gender inequity? What can policy-makers learn from local community initiatives and what are rural women learning from each other?

In five events across 2020, we're hitting the road and heading north-east to the diverse Goulburn and Ovens Murray regions of Victoria to discuss these questions with local community leaders and experts. In partnership with Women’s Health Goulburn North East we'll hold critical conversations, and share stories, on topics ranging from women's health and housing to disaster relief, accessibility and financial empowerment.


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