Looking for homelessness or housing support? Find Help

Submission to the Victorian Gender Equality Strategy


Research has highlighted how women are more vulnerable to homelessness due to:

economic inequality resulting in lower incomes

domestic violence

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.

Learn more

Discover of our work in shaping policy in Victoria for housing, homelessness and related issues.

Subscribe to CHP eNews

Get the latest homelessness insights and updates straight to your inbox with Council to Homeless Persons eNews.