AJEM | Australian Journal of Emergency Management

'Women and men are involved in and affected differently by disasters. For too long we have been ‘gender-blind’ when developing policy, planning for, responding to, and recovering from disasters.

'The articles and practical stories in this journal edition draw on the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires and recent Victorian and South Australian research and show that resilience to disasters is affected in important ways and on a large scale by gender. Openly seeking, valuing and implementing a gendered perspective to emergency management is requisite to building disaster resilience.'

Naomi Brown
Interim Chair, Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre
 Chair, WA Marine Science Institution
retired CEO, AFAC