Month: July 2016

Leila Alikarami on Female Landmine Survivors in Iran

Leila Alikarami, an Iranian human rights lawyer, recently wrote an article entitled In Iran, Female Landmine Survivors are Third Class Citizens, describing the many hardships and obstacles both direct and indirect female victims face in their lives as a result of landmines. In the past, GMAP has exchanged ideas on gender-sensitive mine action with Leila […]

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Persons with Disabilities living in a conflict: Mali

Rose Diakite is a passionate defender of women’s and persons with disabilities’ rights. She is the Vice President of the Malian Federation of Persons with Disabilities Associations (FEMAPH) and was sponsored by GMAP to travel to Switzerland this month and take part in the 64th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women […]

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Firoz Alizada on Disability, Diversity and Mine Action

Landmines and other explosive remnants of war impact people differently – depending on their diverse needs, priorities, and capabilities. GMAP spoke with landmine survivor Firoz Alizada to learn about how diversity dimensions like access to medical care, living in a rural area, and having a disability have impacted the way that Firoz was exposed to […]

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Canada and Women’s Empowerment

July 1st marks Canada’s 149th birthday, otherwise known as Canada Day. In celebration of this day, here is a look at Canada’s contribution to women, peace, and security. Beginning with the newly inaugurated Prime Minister, who was sworn in on October 2015, PM Justin Trudeau has spoken on numerous occasions how he has no problem […]

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