Mine Action

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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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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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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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’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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