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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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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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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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Busy month in the field for GMAP!

In the past month GMAP has been busy in the field. A Non-Technical Survey (NTS) training of trainers was conducted with the GICHD on 18-27 October in Bogotá, Colombia. During the exercise on gender and diversity considerations in NTS, participants really got into their roles!             Tajikistan was the next stop. […]

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Yemeniettes: Women and Innovation in Conflict-Ridden Yemen

On November 8th, as part of the Geneva Peace Week, the Gender & Diversity Hub (G&D Hub) organised the screening of Yemeniettes. The documentary follows the journey of young Yemeni girls on their entrepreneurial journey to bring solar-powered lanterns to their country. Set against the backdrop of a country facing many challenges such as high […]

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GMAP and the International Day of the Girl

Representatives of NGOs, civil societies, governments, the UN and academia were reunited on October 11th at the Maison de la Paix to celebrate the International Day of the Girl. Adopted by the United Nations in 2012, the International Day of the Girl aims to promote the rights of girls worldwide. On the occasion of the 5th […]

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Gender and Diversity in Mine Action Publications, and Obama’s Visit to Lao PDR

With this year’s publication of the 7th annual Cluster Munition Monitor (CMM) report, GMAP wishes to highlight the importance of considering gender and diversity when collecting data and reporting on cluster munition victims. The 7th annual Cluster Munition Monitor (CMM) report was published on 1 September 2016 and brought updates and developments on the cluster […]

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