Women, girls, boys, and men are affected differently by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) and hold different views on the challenges presented by them. Gender and other diversity factors, such as ethnicity and disability, condition individual views on vulnerability, needs, and coping capacities. This paper aims to identify the progress made by the humanitarian mine action (HMA) sector in Colombia toward gender equity and diversity through various methodological approaches and indicates that gender and diversity gaps persist. The greatest progress has been made in terms of policies and data disaggregation. We understand that public and organizational internal policies can contribute to equality; however, these should be reflected in both recruitment processes and differentiated approaches to mine action operations.
Aguirre, Salomé Valencia MD; Desantis, Angela PhD; Salas-Quijano, Sandra; Tovar Jaramillo, Sebastián; and Dulca-Amaya, Liliana PhD
"Gender and Diversity Mainstreaming in Mine Action: Where Are We in Colombia?,"
The Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 27
, Article 10.
Available at: https://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol27/iss1/10
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