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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Working for Peace in Sri Lanka

GMAP’s Programme Manager was in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, to conduct the monitoring of the resettlement process. GMAP 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 and their […]

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