Today, Mines Action Canada released a new paper on women's employment in mine action.
Gender and Employment in Mine Action by the Numbers: An Update contains the results of a follow up study on employment of women by non-governmental organizations in landmine clearance and related fields. This new 2023 survey shows an increase in women's employment between 2019 and 2023. Bénédicte Santoire, a PhD Candidate from the University of Ottawa, carried out the research and analysis this year.
Gender and Employment in Mine Action by the Numbers: An Update builds on the results of short survey carried out in the first quarter of 2019 and published in early 2020.
MAC is sharing the results of this survey as the international community meets in Geneva for the 21st Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty.
In addition to providing some limited answers to questions like how many women work in mine action, Mines Action Canada hopes to shed some light on the success of gender mainstreaming in mine action and highlight areas of improvement for the sector.
The paper is available here and will be officially launched at a briefing event during the 21st Meeting of States Parties on 23 November 2023. An A4 version of the paper is also available for those printing copies internationally.