For the last ten years, GMAP has been actively working to make sure that women, men, girls, and boys are equally safe from mines/explosive remnants of war, and benefit equally from mine action. GMAP has tried over the years to provide various stakeholders in the security sector with essential information on gender and diversity. Being located at Maison de la Paix, home to some of the world’s leading expertise on questions of gender and security, GMAP has been taken part in a collaborative effort to set up the Maison de la Paix Gender & Diversity Hub. To this date, six organizations of Maison de la Paix are members of the platform.
Officially launching its website www.gdhub.ch in October 2016, G&D Hub is proud to host the screening of Yemeniettes, a remarkable documentary film that tells the exhilarating story of transformation springing from the heart of Arabia. A warming complement to the Geneva Peace Week, Yemeniettes whistles the cheerful voice of young Yemeni women, and their attempt to bring light back into their homes, classrooms, neighborhoods, and societies! The screening will start at 18:30, on Tuesday November 8 in the Auditorium 2, Maison de la Paix. More information can be found at www.gdhub.ch/events.
The G&D Hub facilitates a space in which knowledge from both academia and practice is shared with and between actors of the security sector, fostering an intellectual environment where valuable experience of the past intertwines with the vision of the future. The G&D Hub is an active learning and sharing experience, a common ground for the gender experts of various organizations, and a point of reference in the state of art gender and diversity issues on both national and international levels. As the gender focal point in Mine Action, GMAP contributes its expert knowledge on the specifics of gender and diversity mainstreaming in mine action.