Framework for Integrating Rights and Equality – FIRE

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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.

Presentation on FIRE by Dr. Matthew Scott

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The FIRE framework

The FIRE framework

FIRE BRDR Implementation Brief


Tools and Guidelines

FIRE International Standards and Guidelines 

The FIRE Standards

FIRE Training Manual on Emergency Preparedness for Response  

Training Manual

FIRE Catalogue of Rights

Catalogue of Rights
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