Women’s Health In the North acted as subject experts to the new project by 1800RESPECT to increasing safety during natural disasters. A community service announcement went to air last week on the 25th of November on ABC Regional Radio, project partners, to coincide with beginning of the 16 Days of Action to End Violence Against Women campaign. It will run until the 18th of January, 2016.
To support the community service announcement, 1800RESPECT created the following video:
If you or someone you know is experiencing sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit their website. In an emergency, call 000.
Memoir to Claire Zara
The recent edition of the Australian Journal of Emergency Management features two important articles submitted by WHIN/WHGNE. The first article is a touching tribute to gender and disaster researcherClaire Zara,who passed away earlier this year. Claire was a crucial part of the research team investigating violence after Black Saturday and she helped establish the Gender and Disaster Taskforce, for which the team won a Resilient Australia Award in 2014.
The second is an article on the Victoria’s Gender and Disaster Taskforce. It discusses the innovative approach by Victoria by establishing the taskforce to mitigate the gendered risks and harms of disasters. It goes through the importance of considering gender in disasters and the aims of taskforce.