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Including Men and Boys with Disabilities in Afghanistan

On 10 April, the GICHD and GMAP co-hosted a public event titled “Including Men and Boys with Disabilities in Afghanistan”. Afghanistan is one of the countries most affected by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW), with more than 1,400 communities impacted. In 2016, men and boys made up 85% of the more than 1,900 […]

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21st International Meeting of Mine Action National Programme Directors and United Nations Advisors

Last week was the 21st International Meeting of Mine Action National Programme Directors and United Nations Advisors (NDM-UN). Held at the United Nations Office at Geneva, this yearly meeting gives the opportunity to delegates and advisors to exchange best practices and lessons learned in mine action. This year’s theme was “Advancing Protection, Peace and Development”, […]

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Updates on GMAP and a Happy New Year!

The team at the Gender and Mine Action Programme wishes you a happy New Year 2018! We are preparing for a busy and exciting year, and we are looking forward to deepening relationships with partners to continue promoting equality and inclusion in mine action.     The last weeks of 2017 have been eventful, with […]

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GMAP’s Busy November!

November was a busy month for GMAP! GMAP’s Director visited Lebanon in early November to conduct a training workshop for the Lebanese Mine Action Centre and partners on Gender and Diversity in Mine Action. This is the first step in the process of developing the LMAC’s capacity to mainstream gender and diversity in the Lebanese […]

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GMAP at the Gender Equality Hackaton

Earlier this month, GMAP came up with a challenge for the Gender Equality Hackathon, hosted by Think Tank Hub Geneva, foraus, the Impact Hub Geneva, and Switzerland’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The SDG Accelerator #PolicyHack was held from November 17 to November 19 and aimed to create a space for developing new tools for equality. In total, 60 different […]

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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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