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 advocacy, awareness raising, research and technical assistance including training and capacity building to assist Mine Action practitioners and policy makers ensure that women, girls, boys and men as landmine/ERW victims, survivors, families and members of affected communities benefit on an equal basis from mine action activities.
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- A Colombian mother poses with her son, a landmine survivor. 2009 Photo courtesy of Jorge Henao.