Victoria's Gender and Disaster Taskforce

Author:

Parkinson, D., Zara, C., & Davie, S

Editor:

First

Date:

2015

Region:

Oceania

Theme:

Gender and Disaster

Language:

English

Publisher:

Australian Journal of Emergency Management

Full Harvard Reference:

Parkinson, D., Zara, C., & Davie, S. (2015). Victoria's Gender and Disaster Taskforce. Australian Journal of Emergency Management. Vol. 30(4): 26-29.

The article explores the state of Victoria (Australia)’s method of handling disasters through their Gender and Disaster taskforce. This taskforce was created in 2014 as a response to bushfires in Victoria and the evidence post disaster that showed an increase in domestic violence. The aim of the taskforce is to 'reduce the compounding effects of gender on disaster impacts'. This is aimed to be done through 7 objectives including gender specific support, respect for diverse groups and good practice for sourcing new ideas.