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LGBTI people's experiences of disaster

By: Bec McDonald

Category: People, Planning & Research

  1.59 PM 2 December, 2016

Location: General

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Are you interested in participating in research on LGBTI people's experiences of disaster & emergency management in Victoria?

The Gender and Disaster Pod, supported by the State Government, are conducting a survey to learn about the experiences and needs of LGBTI communities in emergencies in Victoria. The findings will inform the development of Emergency Management (EM) policies and procedures that reflect LGBTI-inclusive practice.

The online survey is the first part of this important research. CFA members can take part and/or forward to others in your network who may be interested.

Click here for the questionnaire for people involved in the emergency management sector. By EM Sector, we include any organisation that has a role in emergency or disaster planning, response, recovery or reconstruction, e.g. Emergency Service Organisations, CFA staff and volunteers, State and Local Government, Churches, health and community services, etc.

Click here for the questionnaire for LGBTI communities and/or people of diverse gender and sexual identities who have experienced an emergency (such as a house fire, or extreme weather event causing damage) or a disaster (such as a bushfire or flood).

The Gender and Disaster Pod is an initiative of the Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI), Women’s Health In the North (WHIN) and Women’s Health Goulburn North East (WHGNE). You can find more information about the survey here.

Last Updated: 02 December 2016