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              Kate Colvin, Policy and Communications Manager, Council to Homeless Persons.   This article originally appeared in the May 2016 edition of Parity, Australia’s only dedicated publication on homelessness and housing issues. Subscribe to Parity here  The Royal Commission report recognised the critical importance […]

What Would it Take for Women Fleeing Violence to Have ...


This International Women’s Day we’re using hard data to shatter community perceptions about homelessness. Contrary to the stereotype of the older male rough sleeper, the person mostly likely to seek help from a homeless service is a woman aged 25-34 years. Last financial year, 62% of Victorians needing homeless help were […]

IWD 2017: We won’t have true equality until women have ...



The final report of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence, and the Andrews’ Government’s commitment to implement all 227 recommendations represents a game changer for responses to family violence in Victoria. As such it has been well received by the homelessness and family violence sectors. Council to Homeless Persons (CHP) […]

Why we need more supply – or why the odds ...


The Victorian Government is developing a gender equality strategy, which is a timely and formal recognition of the gender imbalance in our society. CHP spoke with four women who had experienced homelessness to get a sense of their experiences. Their stories confirmed what the research shows us, namely that women […]

How does homelessness look through the lens of gender?



Did you know that there are teenage girls in Australia who stay home from school when they’re menstruating because they can’t afford sanitary items? About a year ago, Brisbane-based personal trainer Rochelle Courtenay read an article on the Mamamia website about women experiencing homelessness who couldn’t afford to buy these […]

Share the Dignity: Young women missing school because they can’t ...