Gender and Armed Violence Reduction in West Africa

Authored by: Mines Advisory Group

Categories: Human Rights, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: human rights, Post-Conflict Reconstruction
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2022
Citation: "Gender and Armed Violence Reduction in West Africa." Mines Advisory Group. November 2022.

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Executive Summary

This report summarises ongoing and planned gender mainstreaming activities across MAG’s programmes in the West Africa region and draws lessons learned from MAG’s efforts in this area. It is intended for a range of stakeholders engaged in arms control, weapons and ammunition management (WAM) and broader armed violence reduction (AVR), who are also making efforts to deliver more inclusive programmes of work, including other implementers, security sector stakeholders, policymakers, and donors.

Considering gender leads to an inclusive approach that takes into account the different needs, perspectives, and lived experiences of women, girls, men and boys, and has a series of positive effects.

MAG will continue to work with key stakeholders to support development and rollout of gender policies and action plans with the aim of reducing barriers to women’s participation in WAM, including in decision-making roles.