Hazards like mines, cluster munitions, and other ordnance leftover from recent hostilities in the East of Ukraine threaten the safety and security of boys, men, girls and women living in those areas and have forced many to flee. National authorities and stakeholders are stepping up their efforts to do what’s necessary to eliminate the danger posed by these hazards.
GMAP, in partnership with the GICHD and the OSCE Project Coordinator Unit and thanks to funding from the German government, is supporting these efforts by providing expertise and advice. On 17 March 2016, GMAP participated in a workshop with the national stakeholders to define what national mine action standards need to be drafted, the process and the timeline. GMAP also carried out a session highlighting how conflict affects people differently and facilitated a short discussion and analysis of key gender and diversity dimensions that mine action actors should take into account in the national mine action standards for Ukraine to deliver more effective, efficient, equitable, and inclusive mine action – simply better mine action for all.