Voices from the Flood Plains – an economic gender lens on responses in disaster affected areas in Queensland and Victoria, Australia

As part of the Economic Justice Program of JERA International this study was commissioned by economic Security4Women to explore an emerging issue: the economic impact of women in natural disaster affected areas in Australia.
This study explores and investigates common perceptions and understandings around the economic issues and challenges impacting women from areas of Queensland and Victoria who were affected through floods in early 2011.  The study was undertaken to identify a range of gendered approaches that address the economic empowerment needs of women in flood affected areas by consulting with women living in rural and peri-urban flood affected areas who represent different sectors, age and sock economic backgrounds.

Women's Voices from the Flood Plains