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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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Celebrating 10 Years of Change

In December 2016, GMAP celebrated it’s 10 Year Anniversary. On Friday February 3rd, GMAP invited its collaborators, partners and friends in Geneva to look at the road travelled in the last 10 years, and the way ahead. Dr. Ann-Kristin Sjoberg, President of GMAP, Ambassador Stefano Toscano, Director of the GICHD and Arianna Calza-Bini, Director of […]

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Meet General Coulibaly, Mali’s first woman General

Conducting an assessment project for UNMAS in Mali, GMAP had the opportunity to meet with Brigadier General Coulibaly Kani Diabaté, the first woman to hold such position in the Malian army. General Coulibaly, as she is known, is the head of the National Commission to Fight Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons. Considering the […]

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