Domestic Violence, Gender and Disasters: Evidence and Issues

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March 26, 2024, 1pm - 2pm (Qld time)
Hosted by: Community Legal Centres Queensland

Domestic and family violence is often referred to as a hidden disaster that continues to affect communities long after the fire front has passed, or floodwaters have receded. There is increasing evidence about the prevalence of gender-based violence in post-disaster contexts.

In this webinar, trainers from Gender and Disaster Australia will present the evidence and strategies for identifying, addressing and eliminating gender-based violence in disasters. This webinar will be of interest to all community legal sector staff working in domestic and family violence, and in disaster recovery legal work contexts. Broader stakeholders from across the disaster management, community and social service sectors are warmly encouraged to attend.

This webinar is being offered as part of the Disaster Resilience and Capacity Building Project led by Community Legal Centres Queensland, and jointly funded by Queensland Reconstruction Authority and the Commonwealth Government.

About the presenters:

Rachael Mackay – is an experienced social work practitioner, facilitator and trainer in gender equity, disaster and the prevention of violence against women. Currently the Manager of GADAus’ Train the Trainer program, Rachael has an extensive track record developing and facilitating training with emergency services personnel, local government, as well as local and community organisations.   

Steve O’Malley – is a senior Senior Leading Firefighter and Manager of Emergency Management sector engagement at GADAuse. An operational firefighter for more than 30 years, Steve is an experienced trainer and passionate presenter on gender, diversity and inclusion and passionate advocate for a more equitable and fairer society for all.