The Gender Justice in Disaster: Inspiring Action Conference is coming in May 2021.

This online conference will bring a gender lens to critical issues of contemporary emergency management practice and topics including sustainable Aboriginal land management, climate change activism, discrimination against LGBTIQA+ people, the representation of women in leadership, and violence against women.

Participants will hear from more than 30 researchers such as Gender and Disaster Pod (External link), policy makers - including the Inspector-General - and people with lived experience from across Australia, New Zealand, and beyond.

About the program

The extensive and exciting conference will be held from 6 - 27 May on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings in 90 minute sessions via zoom.

The program:

  • Asks contemporary and compelling questions of decision-makers and people affected by emergencies
  • Places gender justice at the centre of emergency management’s response to the most pressing current and emerging environmental and social challenges
  • Provokes, challenge and stimulate individuals, communities, and organisations to change and incorporate gender justice in their emergency planning and response
  • Gives voice to the lived experience of disasters
  • Connects with others’ work in both gender and disaster/emergency management, in Australia and overseas
  • Promotes the GAD Pod’s resources as tools to progress gender justice in emergency and disaster management
  • Delivers legacy documents as a valuable resource for future actions


Full details on the program and registration are available the website (External link)