Gender perspectives on landmines

Gender perspectives on landmines

How and why are gender perspectives relevant to reducing landmines?

Paper assesses the five pillars of UN mine action:

  • mine awareness
  • demining
  • victim assistance
  • advocacy for a global ban
  • stockpile destruction

Paper states that gender perspectives should be included in all activities, including:

  • assessing landmine and monitoring the landmine threat
  • tracking landmine injuries
  • designing assistance programmes for victims of landmine injuries
  • targeting and designing local mine awareness campaigns
  • designing and implementing humanitarian mine action/community-based programming around landmine removal
  • understanding the broad implications of landmines, including non-arable land
  • public support for international anti-landmine campaigns

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