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GMAP’s field visit to Colombia

GMAP recently visited the HALO Trust’s humanitarian demining operation in Colombia. Since the initial gender and diversity assessment by GMAP in 2015, the programme has grown and new diverse and enthusiastic staff have joined. Most of these new team members are from the affected communities in which HALO has been tasked to work by the […]

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Working for Peace in Sri Lanka

GMAP’s Programme Manager was in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka, to conduct the monitoring of the resettlement process. GMAP has been welcomed by the HALO Trust to support their mine action programme in Sri Lanka. The HALO Trust programme puts special emphasis in engaging with war widows and those women heading single-headed households to give them and their […]

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National Director’s Meeting Side Event on Women Empowerment

On Wednesday, the Gender & Mine Action Programme held a side event to the 20th National Mine Action Directors and UN Advisors Meeting at the United Nations in Geneva. The event was titled “Reciprocal Empowerment: Women and Mine Action”, which was moderated by  GMAP Programme Manager Lilla Schumicky-Logan, GMAP wanted to explore the different ways […]

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Meet General Coulibaly, Mali’s first woman General

Conducting an assessment project for UNMAS in Mali, GMAP had the opportunity to meet with Brigadier General Coulibaly Kani Diabaté, the first woman to hold such position in the Malian army. General Coulibaly, as she is known, is the head of the National Commission to Fight Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons. Considering the […]

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GMAP highlights gender & diversity in 15th MSP Chile

  GMAP’s participation in the 15th Meeting of the State Parties of Mine Ban Treaty in Chile has marked a very important milestone. For the first time in almost two decades since the entry into force of the treaty, gender and diversity issues were brought under spotlight in a plenary session. As the expert organisation […]

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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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