When used in populated areas, explosive weapons that have wide-area effects can cause grave humanitarian harm and have gendered impacts. This factsheet outlines direct and reverberating impacts of those weapons and how they vary among women, men, girls and boys. It also offers concrete ideas to mainstream gender considerations in discussions on explosive weapons and in initiatives to protect civilians.

Citation: Gender and Disarmament Programme (2021) "Gendered Impacts of Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas", UNIDIR, Geneva.