Mine action takes place in highly gendered contexts where there are differences and inequalities between women, men, boys and girls, and between diverse groups. These dynamics affect exposure to risk, levels of knowledge and information, and decision-making capacities in affected communities. Gender influences the likelihood of becoming a landmine victim, and the ability to access medical attention, long-term reintegration, risk education and mine awareness resources. Structural inequalities also impact the ability to get employed, influence mine action processes and have access to land after clearance.
Citation: Gender and Mine Action, and International Gender Champions Disarmament Impact Group (2018) "Gender in the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention".