One of WIRE’s founders Janet Horn turns 100!
In the early 80s, Janet and a group of women got together with a shared vision ...
The training focusses on providing an increased awareness of intersecting barriers to economic security for women before, during and after disasters such as bushfire, and what workers can do to address these barriers in gender sensitive, strengths-based and trauma-informed ways. This training has been developed in consultation with both impacted women and financial counsellors and capability workers in affected areas.
The project also developed a checklist of essential financial considerations for women before, during and in the recovery from disaster, such as bushfire. This is a tool that individuals can use themselves, or that financial counsellors and financial capability workers can guide clients through.
This project is funded by the Office for Women (Department of Families, Fairness and Housing), through Bushfire Recovery Victoria.
For more information about the Gender, Disaster and Financial Wellbeing Project contact Catherine Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org.