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The purpose of the Gender and Diversity Working Group is to support the mainstreaming of gender and diversity provisions within the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) and the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), as well as the wider disarmament and mine action sector.  

This working group comprises representatives from the following organisations:  

Amputee Self-Help Network Uganda (ASNU)Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines, Danish Church AidDanish Refugee Council (DRC)Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining, The HALO TrustHumanity and Inclusion, International Campaign to Ban Landmines-Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC)Mines Action Canada, Mines Advisory GroupMine Action Review, Norwegian People’s Aid, SEHLAC (Seguridad Humana en Latino América y el Caribe). 

The GDWG is currently chaired by representatives from DRC and ICBL-CMC.

You can contact the Gender and Diversity Working Group at

2023 Terms of Reference


APMBC - How to implement and monitor gender mainstreaming in the APMBC. Practical recommendations

APMBC - Analysis and input from the Gender RevCon Working Group for the Review Document

APMBC - Guide to Incorporating Gender in APMBC Article 7 Reporting

APMBC - Integrating a Gender Perspective in Mine Action, Proposals for Consideration for the Oslo Action Plan

APMBC - Gender Working Group reflections in advance of the Second RevCon Preparatory Meeting

APMBC - Factsheet Gender and Diversity in the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention 

CCM - Gender mainstreaming in the Convention on Cluster Munitions

CCM - Gender Working Group Initial Input into the Development of the Lausanne Action Plan

CCM - Suggestions for integrating gender and diversity in the Convention machinery

CCM - Gender and diversity in the Convention of Cluster Munitions: enhancing impact through synergies with other international Conventions and policies

CCM – Gender & Diversity Working Group Statement to the 2022 CCM Intersessional Meeting

CCM: Factsheet on Gender and Diversity

Gender Language

GD workshop 30-31 May 2022

How Do Gender & Diversity Relate to Mine Action? 

This resource explains the importance of integrating gender and diversity considerations, such as age and disability, into specific areas of mine action: Survey and Clearance; Explosive Ordnance Risk Education; Victim Assistance; and Employment. Based on examples from various regions, this resource demonstrates that gender and diversity mainstreaming can better address affected people’s needs and protect their rights, making mine action more effective.