A number of articles have been published by academics and mine action practitioners in various journals, highlighting important issues related to gender in mine action.
- The study “Sex and Age Matter” was produced by the Feinstein International Center, and sponsored by OCHA and CARE International. The study demonstrates that the humanitarian community needs to greatly increase its collection and use of sex and age disaggregated data (SADD) to better inform our programming.
The researchers thoroughly reviewed numerous published reports from academia, the UN, the NGO community and others on the effects of natural disasters and armed conflict on civilian populations, with a focus on publications that used SADD, gender and generational analyses to document and analyze those effects. In total, over 300 studies, including over 250 organizational reports and 45 policy documents were examined. Case studies in the report, ranging from Haiti to Pakistan, demonstrate that collecting SADD is essential to protecting lives and livelihoods.
- GICHD Policy Brief, Landmines and Land Rights in Conflict Affected Contexts, December 2010. The GICHD policy brief examines land rights issues in mine/ERW affected countries and the response from mine action organisations. It also provides practical guidance for mine action organisations on how to “do no harm” and address the land issues they commonly encounter. The policy brief is based on a series of country case studies (Afghanistan, Angola, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, South Sudan and Yemen) commissioned by GICHD in 2010, as well as presentations and discussions that took place at an international workshop co-organized by GICHD and the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority in October 2010. It also draws on the extensive land and conflict related research and policy work carried out by the Overseas Development Institute, UN-HABITAT, academics and others. GMAP co-authored the South Sudan case study and was in charge of the gender analysis of the Afghanistan and Cambodia case studies.
- Jean Chapman, Women's lives in a Khmer (Cambodian) minefield, “The Journal for Peace, Conflict and Development” Issue 13, February 2009. Jean Chapman was awarded a doctorate based on a study using feminist epistemology, ethnographic material from the K5 mine belt in north-western Kampuchea, and gender-sensitive methods to foreground landmine management by residents of landmine-contaminated communities.
- "The Journal of ERW and Mine Action", Focus: Gender in Mine Action, Issue, 12.2, Winter 2008/09. Nine articles focus specifically on gender in mine action in this issue.
- Aaron J. Buckley and Akiko Ikeda, UNMAS and Gender Mainstreaming in Mine Action, "The Journal of ERW and Mine Action", Issue 13.3, Winter 2009. Aaron J. Buckley (Information Officer) and Akiko Ikeda (Programme Officer) both work with UNMAS in New York.
GMAP warmly welcomes external contributions in relation to gender and landmines. If you are interested in having an article published on our website, please contact Programme Officer Abigail Jones.
Lebanon: Beneath the Visor: Female bomb searchers in Lebanon »
Lao PDR: The women who clear bombs »
South Sudan: De-mining not just a man's job »
Georgia: Educating children about unexploded ordnance through art and drama »
Read more ›
Last update: 17/06/2013
Number of visitors: 774822