Throughout its work UNMAS promotes the equal rights of men and women. Gender-sensitive approaches are vital to ensure that mine action programmes properly consider the needs of different groups in a community as well as to ensure employment opportunities are equally available to all.
Gender-sensitive approaches and gender mainstreaming in programming also aim to have an equal impact on beneficiaries regardless of their gender, and to ensure that women and men have improved access to decision-making roles related to the prioritization of mine action programmes.
To understand more, the current Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes can be found here. The Guidelines include lessons learned and best practices from around the world in gender mainstreaming in the domain of mine action as well as updated check-lists for the field personnel to use.
Toolkit for Mainstreaming Gender and Diversity in Quality Management from GMAP and GIHCD