The GAD Pod had two presentations at the AFAC16 Conference in Brisbane on 31st August and 1st of September. More than 2,300 people attended this national conference. The AFAC website has a wealth of resources as each of the conference papers is available for free download.
Deb Parkinson presented on ‘Improved disaster resilience through addressing increased violence against women after disaster to around 100 people. There was a high level of engagement during, with many questions and conversations after the presentation. Read the presentation here.
Interest was piqued further afield with an article in Business Insider.
Sharon MacDonnell (DELWP) and Deb (GAD Pod) presented the research on ‘Barriers to women in fire and emergency roles’ to approximately 140 people at AFAC, and another 40 at the Women and Firefighting Conference. You can read the conference papers here.