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C4SI Demo Day: GMAP’s Team Presents their Innovation

Back in September, students enrolled in Collaborate for Social Impact (C4SI), an experiential program that challenges students to answer real-life problems identified by international organisations. GMAP was one of the challenge-setters for this year’s edition of C4SI. We gave the team quite the challenge: we asked them to find an innovative way to communicate the impact […]

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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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Celebrating Maison de la Paix Gender & Diversity Hub

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 […]

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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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GMAP collaborates with C4SI – Just Innovate

Friday early evening, the spacious rooms of the International Trade Centre were buzzing with the chatters of students. As organisers were registering participants, representatives from international organisations around Geneva were mingling in the diverse crowd. All were getting ready for the Kickoff Event of the 2016 Collaborate for Social Impact. Collaborate for Social Impact (C4SI) is […]

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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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Colombian-FARC Peace Negotiations: The Inclusion of Women

“The inclusion of female FARC members in mine action activities could give a much-needed boost to Colombia’s current demining efforts while also supporting the reincorporation of ex-combatants.” Tetyana Belitska, a former programme assistant for GMAP, has recently published an article (Clearing Colombia’s Landmines: The Untapped Potential of the FARC’s Female Fighters) in Colombia Reports on the […]

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Leila Alikarami on Female Landmine Survivors in Iran

Leila Alikarami, an Iranian human rights lawyer, recently wrote an article entitled In Iran, Female Landmine Survivors are Third Class Citizens, describing the many hardships and obstacles both direct and indirect female victims face in their lives as a result of landmines. In the past, GMAP has exchanged ideas on gender-sensitive mine action with Leila […]

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Persons with Disabilities living in a conflict: Mali

Rose Diakite is a passionate defender of women’s and persons with disabilities’ rights. She is the Vice President of the Malian Federation of Persons with Disabilities Associations (FEMAPH) and was sponsored by GMAP to travel to Switzerland this month and take part in the 64th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women […]

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