Welcome to the Gender and Mine Action Programme (GMAP)
Gender influences the exposure to landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) and the risk of becoming a victim, the ability to access medical and psychological services, long term reintegration, risk education and awareness, and the likelihood of getting employed in mine action.
Due to their gender specific roles and responsibilities, women, girls, boys and men are affected differently by landmines and ERW and therefore need to be assisted in different ways. Their mobility patterns often mean that different age and sex groups hold different information on contamination and might have different priorities for survey and clearance.
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The Gender and Mine Action Programme (GMAP) provides technical assistance, including training and capacity building, to mine action stakeholders to ensure that relevant gender aspects are taken into account in mine action interventions and that affected women, girls, boys and men benefit on an equal basis from mine action activities.
GMAP also conducts demand-driven research to collect evidence, raise awareness and provide guidance on specific aspects of gender in mine action.
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- A Colombian mother poses with her son, a landmine survivor. 2009 Photo courtesy of Jorge Henao.