Gender equality and specific sectors: Shelter

Authored by: Inter-Agency Standing Committee

Categories: Human Rights, Humanitarian Emergencies
Sub-Categories: Human Development, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: No Region
Year: 2021
Citation: "Gender equality and specific sectors: Shelter." Inter-Agency Standing Committee. August 2021.

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Executive Summary

This chapter explains how to integrate gender equality into shelter programming. In this chapter you can find information on why it is important to incorporate gender equality into shelter programming as well as key standards and resources for future reference.

The chapter begins with an overall checklist which explains key actions for shelter programmes that need to be carried out at each stage of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle (HPC). After this checklist, you will find more detail on how to undertake gender equality programming in each phase of the HPC. This includes practical information on how to carry out a gender analysis, how to use the gender analysis from the programme design stage through to implementation, monitoring and review, and how to incorporate key approaches of coordination, participation, GBV prevention and mitigation, gender-adapted assistance and a transformative approach into each of those phases.

Relevant examples from the field are used to illustrate what this can look like in practice.