Research has highlighted how women are more vulnerable to homelessness due to:
economic inequality resulting in lower incomes
workplace discrimination and lack of flexibility.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, CALD women, and women with a disability or mental illness are particularly vulnerable to homelessness.
To develop this contribution to the Gender Equality Strategy CHP met with four women who had experienced homelessness to gain their perspectives on what needs to change, and to create space for them to share their reflections on the gendered nature of their experience.
Please note, this publication was published prior to CHP’s branding refresh in 2022.