Intersectional Economics in Disaster Contexts

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An introduction to why gender and Intersectionality matter for women’s economic security in disasters

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Intersectional Economics in Disaster Contexts provides an understanding of Intersectional, feminist approaches to financial wellbeing, while identifying the systemic barriers that impact a diverse range of women’s economic security before, during and after disasters. The training is designed for financial counsellors and financial capability workers.

Intersectional Economics in Disaster Contexts includes:

• An introduction to gender and Intersectionality, and why it matters when it comes to economic security;

• What intersectional barriers to economic security affect women before, during and after a Disaster;

• What works for women, and can be done in casework to increase positive economic outcomes for all women

• Integrating Intersectionality into your work

• Speakers include financial counsellors working in Black Summer recovery zones, advocates and professionals specialising in economic security for First Nations women, migrant and refugee women and women with a disability.

This training is aimed at financial counsellors and financial capability workers.

The free training has been developed by the Gender, Disaster and Financial Wellbeing project. The training is one of two sessions focussing on providing an increased awareness of barriers to economic security for women before, in and following disasters such as bushfire, and what workers can do to address these barriers in gender sensitive, strengths-based and trauma-informed ways.

The development of the training has been done in consultation with both impacted women and financial counsellors and capability workers in areas recovering from the Black Summer Bushfires, 2019-20.

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Organiser WIRE

Organiser of Intersectional Economics in Disaster Contexts

WIRE is the only Victoria-wide free generalist information, support and referral service for women, nonbinary and gender diverse people.

We offer a range of gender-specific training programs. WIRE also researches and advocates on issues like financial literacy, economic security and violence against women.

Support Line: 1300 134 130 Mon to Fri 9am-5pm      


Visit: Walk-In Information Centre: 372 Spencer St, West Melbourne 3003

Mon - Fri 9.30am-4.30pm 

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