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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In December 2016, GMAP celebrated it’s 10 Year Anniversary. On Friday February 3rd, GMAP invited its collaborators, partners and friends in Geneva to look at the road travelled in the last 10 years, and the way ahead. Dr. Ann-Kristin Sjoberg, President of GMAP, Ambassador Stefano Toscano, Director of the GICHD and Arianna Calza-Bini, Director of […]
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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It is with pleasure that we announce Lilla Schumicky-Logan as our new programme manager! Lilla has gathered her experience over the last ten years primarily in the Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East on reintegration of at-risk youth, gender, DDR and peacebuilding. She embarked on her career in Sierra Leone, working with former child soldiers. From […]
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 […]
GMAP has produced a short animation video that explains the importance of including gender and diversity perspectives in mine action. For more information visit us on our Facebook page.