Gender and Shelter in Emergencies

This document is available in French. Ce document est également disponible en Français. In the initial stages of an emergency where populations have been displaced, shelter and site selection are especially important for safety, protection and human dignity, and to sustain family and community life. Women, girls, boys and men have different needs, roles and responsibilities related to shelter/houses. Gender considerations have to be integrated into shelter planning and Program to ensure people affected by crisis benefit equally from safe shelter.