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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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GMAP at the ICSD 2018

The International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) was hosting its 6th annual conference at Columbia University in New York. The biggest global conference on sustainable development aims to identify and disseminate practical and actionable solutions for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The ICSD brings together academia, government, civil society, international organisations, the […]

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Canada’s Commitment to Disarmament

During the 2018 Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, Canada officially announced its financial commitment over 3 years to support the implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions. GMAP is excited to announce that it will be part of the receiving end of this commitment, becoming […]

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Operational Guidance on G&D in Victim Assistance

During the Intersessional Meetings to the APMBC being held in Geneva on 7 and 8 June, GMAP launched a new publication: Operational Guidance – Victim Assistance Responsive to Gender and Other Diversity Aspects. The number of mine and ERW casualties has been on the rise since 2013, and mine action funding dedicated to victim assistance […]

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GMAP Workshop in Colombia

    In May 2018, GMAP was in Bogotá to deliver the Workshop “Gender and Mine Action: Designing a National Gender and Diversity Policy for Integrated Mine Action in Colombia”. This workshop is an important step of a project, developed with the support of the governments of Australia and Germany and in cooperation with the […]

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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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