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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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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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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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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’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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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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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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GMAP highlights gender & diversity in 15th MSP Chile

  GMAP’s participation in the 15th Meeting of the State Parties of Mine Ban Treaty in Chile has marked a very important milestone. For the first time in almost two decades since the entry into force of the treaty, gender and diversity issues were brought under spotlight in a plenary session. As the expert organisation […]

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