7 Dec 2020
New £5m global initiative challenging ideas of gender in disasters and conflicts
The Gender-Responsive Resilience and Intersectionality in Policy and Practice (GRRIPP) project will look at the theory, policy and practice of dealing with global disasters and conflicts with a gender-responsive approach. For example, the provision of emergency shelters during a disaster for men and women often excludes those who do not identify as men or women – or whose gender identity is different from their sex.
Dr Ksenia Chmutina from our School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University will lead the work on the Resilience theme.
She said: "This means that we don’t just look at a person through a category of gender, but we consider an intersection of all categories that they might belong to as well as their life experiences.
For example, the experiences of a black disabled woman might be very different from the experiences of a black woman or a white disabled woman."
It will connect experts, academics, policymakers and practitioners from the UK, Africa, South America and South Asia.