Ten principles can be followed to produce the sort of equal post-conflict settlement planning that can help to build communities that have a better basis of becoming peaceful and sustainable. These are:
- Gender factors should be integrated in post-conflict settlement planning.
- Post-conflict settlement planning should increase the safety and security of all groups.
- Women grassroots organizations should be involved in post-conflict settlement planning.
- A spatial framework should be used to facilitate the improvement of gender-sensitive coordination of post-crisis settlement planning.
- The planning process should be people-centred and include both women and men.
- Planning should be about building back better and increasing crisis resilience, peace and the inclusiveness of all groups.
- Spatial planning should frame interventions as first steps towards socially, politically and economically equal neighborhoods and cities.
- Planning should be integrated, linking infrastructure, services and livelihoods in a way that recognizes both women and men needs.
- Planning should generate economic recovery and growth if addressed equally.
- Planning should be monitored and evaluated.
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