There are numerous guidelines and references on gender generally, but only a few on gender in mine action specifically.

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

  • UNMAS launched a revised edition of the Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes in March 2010. These guidelines are intended to help UN mine action field- and HQ-based personnel, as well as other stakeholders, to mainstream gender perspectives in all relevant mine action initiatives and operations. The guidelines consist of gender objectives, considerations, checklists, good practices and lessons learned for the different pillars of mine action.
  • The UNMAS annual Portfolio of Mine Action Projects details a range of mine action projects that include actions against gender inequality. Specific activities include a variety of schemes aimed at:
    • incorporating women into mine surveying processes;
    • training women as mine clearance personnel;
    • ensuring sufficient and appropriate female prostheses are available for female survivors;
    • providing work and training schemes to survivors;
    • raising gender and diversity awareness;
    • increasing gender balance in operations teams;
    • improving the extent of sex-disaggregated data in mine risk surveying and mine impact.

The Gender and Mine Action Programme (GMAP)

Gender and Landmines from Concept to Practice. This report studies the significance of gender in the impact and the effectiveness of mine action. It aims at giving the reader an overview, together with concrete examples from 5 different countries (Colombia, Lebanon, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Sudan), on how gender can be mainstreamed in mine action. This publication was developed to guide staff within the mine action sector, including policy makers, programmers, donors and implementing organisations, and is available in three languages:

English / /

The Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC)