missionThe Gender and Mine Action Programme (GMAP) is a programme of the GICHD that strives for and contributes to increase the effectiveness of mine action activities through the inclusion of a gender and diversity perspective in policy making, programming and implementation.

Before its integration into the GICHD in March 2019, GMAP has worked as an independent organisation for more than 12 years. This long-standing expertise has enabled GMAP to garner the knowledge and expertise to support partners and encourage stakeholders to mainstream gender and diversity in mine action policies, programming and operations through in-country and remote advisory services, technical assistance, capacity development, research and advocacy.

GMAP also works towards the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) through the promotion of women’s empowerment and participation in decision-making in mine action programmes.

GMAP was first launched by the Swiss Campaign to Ban Landmines in December 2006 and has been an independent association since June 2011. GMAP is based in Geneva and was hosted by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining – GICHD for 9 years before its official integration into the GICHD.

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Outputs Research: Good practices and lessons learnt documented from gender and diversity mainstreaming in the field to human security stakeholders; methods and tools developed and disseminated

Training and capacity development: Advice provided, men and women trained, baseline assessments, strategy development / action planning

Advocacy: Relevant gender and diversity dimensions are promoted through social media and other communication channels and included in the implementation and monitoring processes around the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention and the Convention on Cluster Munitions.

Monitoring and Evaluation:  systems are established to measure progress and outcomes of gender and diversity mainstreaming in mine action.


Inputs Time, expertise, funds, network of contacts, project management.