Online only May 5, 2022

Free professional development for Financial Counsellors and Financial Capability Workers

WIRE is offering free online training sessions for Victorian financial counsellors and financial capability workers to help increase gender responsive support services in preparation, response and recovery to disasters.

The free, two-part training has been developed by the Gender, Disaster and Financial Wellbeing project. The training focuses 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.

The two-part training suite is designed to:

Places are limited, so please RSVP soon!

The project is funded by the Office for Women (Department of Families, Fairness and Housing), through the Bushfire Recovery Fund.


Intersectional Economics in Disaster Contexts: An introduction to why gender and Intersectionality matter for women’s economic security in disasters

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.

This session covers:

Speakers include advocates and professionals specialising in economic security for First Nations women, migrant and refugee women and women with a disability.



For any access needs for any training session please email Project Manager Catherine Connolly at cconnolly@wire.org.au


Content and support:

These trainings have content about bushfire, financial abuse, family violence. If you or a client needs support around issues raised by the training you can contact:

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