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Mine Action Helps Social Inclusion in Laos

The article “Social inclusion of Marginalized Communities: Mine Action in Laos” by Tina Kalamar, who worked as Programme Assistant for GMAP, is now available. It explores the inclusion of gender and diversity in mine action in Laos through the lens of intersectionality. Mine action that is more sensitive to additional challenges faced by ethnic minorities, […]

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GMAP Training in Myanmar

  GMAP recently visited Myanmar to conduct gender and diversity training with Mines Advisory Group (MAG), Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and The HALO Trust. The visit was part of a global consortium project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The consortium members work across several states in Myanmar, which is still in […]

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GMAP in Colombia

In October 2017, GMAP visited Colombia to conduct a Gender and Diversity assessment of the needs and priorities of communities affected by the conflict and of ongoing mine action activities in the country. This visit is part of a project, developed with the support of the governments of Australia and Germany and in cooperation with […]

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Working group on gender and diversity-responsive victim assistance

The Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN in Geneva and GMAP hosted a side event on gender and diversity-responsive victim assistance in mine action at the 7th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The event was a working group session to get inputs and feedback from key stakeholders on guidelines that […]

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GMAP in Somaliland

  Earlier this month, GMAP’s Programme Manager and Junior Programme Officer visited Somaliland to conduct a Gender and Diversity Assessment of The HALO Trust’s Mine Action Programme They visited a minefield in the western region of Awdal, where a section of female deminers is currently deployed. The work of these female deminers enables them to […]

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Meet Dominic: New GMAP Programme Manager

It is with pleasure that we welcome Dominic Wolsey, our new Programme Manager! Dominic has experience in the mine action, international development, and commercial risk analysis sectors in the UK, Southeast Asia, and Somalia. Most recently, he worked as Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Officer at the London School of Economics’ International Growth Centre, focusing on […]

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GMAP’s field visit to Colombia

GMAP recently visited the HALO Trust’s humanitarian demining operation in Colombia. Since the initial gender and diversity assessment by GMAP in 2015, the programme has grown and new diverse and enthusiastic staff have joined. Most of these new team members are from the affected communities in which HALO has been tasked to work by the […]

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GMAP visit to mine action programme in Afghanistan

Even in the most challenging contexts, there are many ways mine action can improve the lives of women. Those include listening to their concerns and opinions, and involving them as much as possible in the activities and the decision-making processes that impact on their lives. GMAP has recently visited the mine action programme in Afghanistan, one of […]

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Working for Peace in Sri Lanka

GMAP’s Programme Manager Lilla Schumicky-Logan is in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, to conduct the monitoring of the resettlement process. She has been welcomed by the HALO Trust to support their mine action programme in Sri Lanka. The HALO Trust programme puts special emphasis in engaging with war widows and those women heading single-headed households to give them […]

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National Director’s Meeting Side Event on Women Empowerment

On Wednesday, the Gender & Mine Action Programme held a side event to the 20th National Mine Action Directors and UN Advisors Meeting at the United Nations in Geneva. The event was titled “Reciprocal Empowerment: Women and Mine Action”, which was moderated by  GMAP Programme Manager Lilla Schumicky-Logan, GMAP wanted to explore the different ways […]

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