Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes

Manual and Guideline
Originally published


These guidelines highlight a range of gender considerations that should be taken into account in four of the five main areas, or "pillars", of mine action:

- Mine clearance
- Mine risk education
- Victim assistance
- Advocacy.

While the fifth pillar, stockpile destruction, might offer opportunities to advance the goal of gender balance, no relevant gender considerations have yet emerged for inclusion in the guidelines.

This document is intended to help UN mine action policy makers and field personnel incorporate gender perspectives in all relevant mine action initiatives and operations.