Gender Justice in Disaster: Inspiring Action
The ‘Gender Justice in Disaster: Inspiring Action’ conference will bring a gender lens to critical issues of contemporary emergency. It will inspire action at the intersection of gender and sustainable Aboriginal land management, climate change activism, discrimination against LGBTIQA+ people, the representation of women in leadership, violence against women, and more.
Participants will hear from more than 30 researchers, policy makers and people with lived experience from across Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Iran, the Asia-Pacific, the UK, the US and a number of other countries. The eight-days of conference programming include keynote speakers, The Wheeler Centre Launch, and the ‘Lead-in’ sessions in April.
There are four dynamic parts to this international conference held by ZOOM:
1 Lead-in sessions – Thursdays in April
Thirty-minute lead-in sessions with Australian and international experts, enriched by those with lived experience, will be held every Thursday in April, with recordings shared to delegates on social media.
2 Conference launch – ‘Women at the Edge: Disaster and Beyond’
The in-person and live-streamed event from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday May 4 will be moderated by Commander Donna Wheatley (Fire Rescue Victoria), and presented by the Wheeler Centre, Women’s Health Goulburn North East and the Gender and Disaster Pod. Conference delegates will have priority for half the available seats. Book early!
3 The conference – 6th May to 27th May, 2021
The extensive and exciting conference will be held on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings in 90 minute sessions via zoom. Further details below, and full session descriptions are available in the Conference Program.
4 Awards for expressive contributions - Two Judges’ choice and two People’s Choice:
This conference will take advantage of the creative options provided by the on-line environment and expand the traditional concept of posters. Delegates and presenters are invited to submit artwork, poetry, musical interpretation, storytelling, etc. as a means of progressing our understanding of gender, gender justice and disaster.