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Wimmera Leading Change Lunch, 24 October 2019

Wimmera Leading Change Lunch
Gender and Emergency Management

Studies have shown that the incidence of family violence increases post-disaster and that there are significant differences in how men and women experience and recover from disasters. In developed countries men are more likely to die in floods and bushfires than women, and men strongly influence family decisions to stay and defend homes during bushfires, sometimes with tragic results. Mental health issues, including suicide, can also manifest in different ways for men and women. To positively affect such outcomes, the influence of gender roles and differences must be understood and addressed. MAV Gender and Emergency Management Factsheet

Guest Speakers

Stephen O’Malley
Gender and Disaster Pod

Amanda Lamont
Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience and Australasian Women in Emergencies Network

Inspector Dianne Thomson
Victoria Police

Followed by a Panel Discussion


Thursday October 24, 12.00 pm sharp to 2.00 pm


Horsham Town Hall,
71 Pynsent Street Horsham

Tickets: $40/head, includes lunch.
$15/head for emergency sector volunteers.

To purchase tickets
Horsham Townhall
Or  Box Office (03) 5382 9555

Further Information

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