Month: December 2018

End-of-year newsletter: reflecting on the last quarter

Over the last few months, we have been busy conducting and participating in actions around the world to make mine action better for all. From workshops to trainings, assessments to advocacy, we have been engaged in the field as well as in international fora to share concrete experiences on how to transform ideals into action. […]

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GICHD-GMAP releasing paper on mainstreaming gender in mine action into SDGs

Presented at this year’s International Conference on Sustainable Development at Columbia University in September 2018, the GICHD and GMAP have undertaken joint research into the interaction between mine action, gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Focusing on good practice in land release, victim assistance and employment, this paper scrutinises how gender mainstreaming in […]

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Yemen case study: training women to deliver risk awareness

The Yemen Executive Mine Action Center (YEMAC), a coordination and implementation body that executes a full range of mine action projects, recently trained and deployed 15 women in risk awareness (RA) with the support of UNDP. The women deployed for the first time in 2018, and are now conducting risk awareness toward communities in all […]

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International Gender Champions Disarmament Impact Group: first briefing for States on Gender in Mine Action

Geneva, 27 November 2018, offside event to the 17th Meeting of States Parties to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention In November, the International Gender Champions (IGC) Disarmament Impact Group held its first briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 19 States and dozens of civil society representatives attended a briefing on how a gender […]

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