The Framework for Integrating Rights and Equality, or FIRE, reflects the systematic consolidation of gender equality principles and key international human rights-based standards and guidelines relevant to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. It was developed under the ‘Building Resilience through Inclusive and Climate-Adaptive Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific Programme’ (BRDR).
FIRE is based on six interconnected dimensions:
This Framework has been used in a range of contexts including analysis of law and policy relating to land use planning, design of research relating to municipal-level pandemic preparedness and response, and training on rights-based and inclusive approaches to emergency preparedness for response. FIRE has also been used to structure a public sector innovation programme relating to disaster displacement in African cities.