During 2010 and 2011, Pakistan experienced a series of catastrophic floods. Sindh was the worst affected province, where people already living with chronic poverty and accompanying vulnerability were still recovering from the 2010 mega floods. Women, elderly people, minority groups, differently abled people, and children were among those hit hardest. This study examines and evaluates the gender aspects of the early recovery housing/one–two-room shelters provided by humanitarian organisations to replace destroyed houses in two districts (Dadu and Thatta) of Sindh Province. It draws on examples from the field in order to understand the experiences of vulnerable people, especially women, in participating in housing programmes and projects. Results show that international and national standards related to gender were not, in this case, properly taken up in the implementation of the response.
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