In this report, TJ Ryan Foundation intern scholar, Lenett Hillman, examines the literature around homelessness in the developed world, and analyses the homelessness experiences of women, particularly in the Australian context.
Her analysis concludes: “Homeless women have traditionally been considered to be outside their prescribed gender role as mothers and homemakers (Menih 2015), and experience the stigma attached to the “unaccommodated woman” (Mayock et al. 2015: 880). It is therefore important to understand that homelessness for women is complex and multidimensional, and does not only encompass difficulties related to “rooflessness”—thus, a gendered approach is necessary. It should also be noted that women are not a homogenous group; within a gendered approach, cultural and social differences should also be delineated and explored.”
- Women and Homelessness: Taking a Gendered Approach »
- Our secret shame: Mothers, grandmothers living rough on Queensland’s streets »
- COVID-19: rental housing and homelessness impacts – an initial analysis »
- We identified who’s most at risk of homelessness and where they are. Now we must act, before it’s too late »
- COVID-19: rental housing and homelessness impacts in Australia – final report »
- Australian homelessness monitor 2022 »