The Global Women’s Project in partnership with the Women’s Melbourne Network is proud to present
The Disaster Agender: An exploration of women’s vulnerability and resilience during natural disaster
Monday 23rd November, 6pm
Bella Union, Melbourne
Waged/full price: $12 online, $15 on the door
Unwaged/concession: $8 online, $10 on the door
What’s it all about?
The community will come together for one night to discuss what a gendered response to natural disaster actually looks like in practice with a panel of experts. Together we will explore the tension between women’s vulnerability and their resilience in crisis, as well as the importance of working with grassroots organisations in distributing relief.
Speakers include our very own Board Director and former UN World Food Programme Senior Coordinator Christina Hobbs, who has recently returned to Australia after coordinating a disaster response in Nepal.
This event is a joint initiative of The Global Women’s Project and Women’s Melbourne Network to mark International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence as well as seven months since the first earthquake devastated Nepal.
All funds raised will go towards The Global Women’s Project’s Nepal recovery programs including a Shelter for Pregnant Women and New Mothers displaced after the earthquake in Nepal.
- Christina Hobbs, former UN World Food Program Senior Coordinator and Board Director of The Global Women’s Project, who has recently returned to Australia after coordinating a disaster response in Nepal;
- Dr Debra Parkinson, a leading academic and women’s health practitioner in gender-based violence and natural disaster and co-founder of the Gender and Disaster Pod;
- Marita Davies, i-Kiribati and Melbourne-based writer, producer and frontline climate change activist;
- Stacey Sawchuk, Gender, Resilience and Disaster Reduction Advisor at ActionAid Australia.
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