Statistics suggest that males suffer anywhere between 75 and 95 percent1 of all mine- and unexploded ordnance-related accidents; however, mines and UXO also have a negative effect on community development, which directly affects female populations. As a result, governmental and nongovernmental organizations are increasing the involvement of women in mine-clearance practices as well as mine-risk education programs. More specifically, countries are beginning to understand the value and importance of “gender mainstreaming” in mine-action processes.
Sabatier, Melissa and McCarthy, Reuben
"Reaching the Right People: Gender and Mine Action,"
The Journal of ERW and Mine Action
: Vol. 12
, Article 4.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol12/iss2/4