GMAP as a programme of the GICHD assists a wide range of mine action stakeholders to analyse their work through a gender and diversity lens, assessing how projects and programmes are implemented, making sure that the priorities and capabilities of women, girls, boys, men and diverse groups are highlighted and their needs are met.
This assistance can be offered remotely or in-country and the terms are defined on a case-by-case basis. GMAP also offers face-to-face training workshops and webinars on a variety of gender and diversity in mine action topics, as listed below.
All current training courses are available on the GICHD Online Training Platform.
Due to budgets often being gender blind, they ignore the different effects of landmines on women, girls, boys and men. By detailing all costs and expenses in a sex and age disaggregated manner, budgets become a gender sensitive instrument clearly showing priorities and focus areas
Contracts and Grants Management
With funding from the German Federal Foreign Office, GMAP has developed a toolkit that seeks to ensure that gender and diversity considerations are mainstreamed into the core documentation in contracting and grants management, such as: requests for proposals (RFP); invitations to bid; call for expression of interest; grant application forms; statements of work (SOW); contracts and grant agreements.
With funding from the German Federal Foreign Office, GMAP has developed a toolkit that seeks to ensure that gender and diversity considerations are mainstreamed into the core documentation in quality management, such as: national mine action standards (NMAS), national technical standards and guides, standard operating procedures (SOP), and quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control forms.
Handover of released land
Drawing on eight country case studies, this report provides a typology of handover procedures, policies and standards, consolidates good practices and lessons learnt, assesses if gender considerations are taken into account, and presents general recommendations on land release.
This policy brief focuses on the gender dimension of small ‘p’ priority-setting for land release. Preferences identified through consultation with stakeholders from different gender, age and socio-economic groups should lead to the allocation of resources to, and concentration of activities on, tasks where impact will be the greatest.
Programme Cycle Management
Gender is a cross cutting issue in mine action programming. It is therefore vital to gender sensitise the mine action programming cycle, taking gender differences and inequalities into account in the problem identification, objectives, strategies, resource allocation, implementation and evaluation phases.
Recruitment and Training
These guidelines aim to provide a better understanding of the gender issues in the recruitment and training of staff at all levels and in all areas of demining organisations, as well as to present good practices and lessons learnt from the different countries studied.
Victim assistance takes place in a context with gender differences and inequalities. In order for victim assistance to be not only non-discriminatory and inclusive, but also more efficient, effective and sustainable, it needs to be recognized that landmine/ERW contamination affect women, girls, boys and men differently, and their distinct needs, priorities and realities must be considered and acted upon.