Working group on gender and diversity-responsive victim assistance

The Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN in Geneva and GMAP hosted a side event on gender and diversity-responsive victim assistance in mine action at the 7th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The event was a working group session to get inputs and feedback from key stakeholders on guidelines that […]

The Permanent Mission of Italy to the UN in Geneva and GMAP hosted a side event on gender and diversity-responsive victim assistance in mine action at the 7th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions. The event was a working group session to get inputs and feedback from key stakeholders on guidelines that GMAP is drafting in collaboration with Handicap International, aimed at disseminating good practices and practical guidance on gender and diversity-responsive victim assistance in mine action, and in the broader disability and human security sector.

Taking  gender and diversity considerations into account in victim assistance ensures that contributions, concerns, needs and priorities of all members of affected communities are acknowledged and addressed without bias. It also benefits the community as a whole by ensuring a more integrated, coherent, holistic, and multidimensional response to the different needs of mines and ERW victims and other persons with disabilities.