Gender & Disaster Australia

Gender & Disaster Australia (GADA) promotes an understanding of the role played by gender in survivor responses to natural disaster, and to embed these insights into emergency management practice. The initiative of two Victorian Women’s Health organisations, Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE) and Women’s Health In the North (WHIN), it has worked in partnership with the Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI) for more than a decade.

GADA delivered the Gender Justice in Disaster Inspiring Action Conference in 2021, focused on bringing a gender lens to critical issues of contemporary emergency. GADA offers education and training resources which include two comprehensive training packages and a Train-the-Trainer package. These materials provide practical strategies to incorporate gender considerations into emergency management policy, planning, decision-making and service delivery.