Evidence shows that the risk and experience of violence increases during and post disaster events. Following the devastating bushfires in Victoria and beyond, ANROWS have developed summaries to assist understanding the connection.
The Gender & Disaster (GAD) Pod promotes an understanding of the role played by gender in survivor responses to national disaster and to embed these insights into emergency management practice. DHHS’s Framework is based on the first research into increased family violence after disasters, conducted by the Gender & Disaster Pod (GAD Pod) after Black Saturday.
One of the key recommendations in the Framework is that violence awareness training, which GAD Pod provides, be regularly offered, promoted and included as part of planned training within the emergency management workforce.
(Source: GAD Pod & ANROWS websites, 15/1/20)