Presented at this year’s International Conference on Sustainable Development at Columbia University in September 2018, the GICHD and GMAP have undertaken joint research into the interaction between mine action, gender equality and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Focusing on good practice in land release, victim assistance and employment, this paper scrutinises how gender mainstreaming in mine action can create multiple interlinkages between the SDGs and accelerate their achievement. The paper further explores pathways to better capitalise on the potential of mine action for women’s empowerment. By doing so, it seeks to initiate a new, both policy- and operationally-relevant dialogue on the more deliberate pursuit of gender equality-related outcomes in mine action.
The GICHD-GMAP paper has now been released as part of the official proceedings of the Conference.