Shelter tipsheet #8

DEALING WITH CONFLICT AND BIAS IN GENDER-INTEGRATED SHELTERS
Trans-inclusion in Domestic Violence Shelters: Tipsheets for Providers

Most conflict in gender-integrated shelters arises over issues that are universal in all shelters, such as conflicts over space or possessions, personality clashes, and so forth. That said, conflict that occurs due to gender-based bias, prejudice, and discrimination can present itself on all levels of an organization and, if not handled properly, can have a devastating effect.