There has been significant progress made by both national and international stakeholders to include gender considerations in mine action. During the 10th Meeting of the States Parties to the Antipersonnel Mine Ban Convention, which took place on 29th November - 3rd December 2010 in Geneva, over 30 national authorities and international stakeholders highlighted either intentions to incorporate gender mainstreaming in their mine action work, or indicated already having done so, particularly in the area of victim assistance.
Certain national and international mine action strategies have been identified as incorporating gender issues at different levels. Most strategies commented on efforts made to include women in mine action and take into consideration gender issues when planning mine action activities. Few others presented sex and age disaggregated data while others reported on plans to record data in a disaggregated way.
While these represent important first steps to achieving gender mainstreaming in mine action and complying to the Cartagena Action Plan, progress needs to be continued and encouraged. New lessons learnt and best practices on gender mainstreaming and mine action need to be identified through research and consequently shared and applied.
Below is a (non-exhaustive) list of mine action strategies that have incorporated some gender issues: