2.1 Gender analysis & shelter programmes

Use the Shelter Gender Marker Tipsheet to help ensure your shelter preparedness, assessment, design and implementation are gender sensitive or better:

Shelter Gender Marker Tipsheets

Use the CARE Gender & Shelter: Good programming guidelines to gain more in-depth understanding and find detailed guidance on how to address gender issues in shelter programmes:

A gender analysis is used to identify how existing gender roles, cultural norms and power relations around gender cause unequal access to assets and services in assistance due to discrimination, subordination and exclusion. The CARE Gender Toolkit is a comprehensive online resource that supports gender analysis.

It is usually possible to find a good mix of primary and secondary background information and qualitative and quantitative data on what gender relations were like before the emergency. This information is crucial for understanding what gender relations were like before the crisis and how they have changed since.

This information may well have been drawn together as part of the Emergency Preparedness Planning (EPP) as a country specific Gender in Brief. Each CO may have information and analysis available which can be used to feed into the emergency response assessments.

In an emergency, the gender specialist in country should be the focal point for preparing a Rapid Gender Analysis (RGA), which begins at the same time as initial assessments and continues throughout the project cycle. The RGA provides essential information about gender roles and responsibilities, capacities and vulnerabilities updated and verified as per the emergency context. It uses the information available to develop programming recommendations.

The country specific Gender in Brief and the Rapid Gender Analysis will provide comparative key information on gender roles, practices and norms and make recommendations for programming and further assessment and analysis needs.

>> Link to Care wiki gender analysis guidance sheet


>> Link to country specific Gender in Brief (Yemen, Ethiopia, Nepal, Turkey, South Sudan…)