Download GMAP's Annual Reports: 2008-2009 ¦ 2010 ¦ 2011
GMAP carries out its mandate by working in the following areas:
Research and dissemination
Research on the benefits of including a gender perspective in mine action is conducted both independently and in collaboration with partners on recruitment and training procedures, land release, handover procedures and sex and age disaggregated data (SADD).
With this new research, GMAP is writing articles and reports on the findings, contributing to the scarce amount of research done on gender and mine action. GMAP disseminates case studies, good practices, lessons learnt, and new research to stakeholders in the mine action field.
Outreach, training and capacity building
GMAP is providing technical expertise to mine action stakeholders in mine affected countries and producing training materials and modules to further help national mine action authorities, operators and NGOs to incorporate gender into their mine action interventions. With increased gender awareness and knowledge acquired through training and other outreach activities, mine action operators will hopefully have the capacity and the will to effectively mainstream gender into their planning and activities.
Promotion of the inclusion of gender dimensions in the work around relevant disarmament treaties
GMAP is advocating for greater mainstreaming of gender in mine action at all APMBC and CCM meetings, and encourages the inclusion and implementation of gender dimensions in states parties' mine action plans. More specifically, GMAP is monitoring the implementation of the gender relevant actions in both the Cartagena and Vientiane Action Plans.