From deminers and drivers, to mechanics, medics and minefield supervisors, the women who work for HALO are breaking boundaries and playing an important role in the future of their communities.
"An equal world is an enabled world. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world."
The full participation of women and girls in society is critical to building a safe and secure future for all. We spoke to the women who work for HALO and their daughters to celebrate how they are becoming the new generation of change-makers.
"It is definitely an important job for women to demonstrate their capability and to know how to protect themselves and protect others from danger. I am a humanitarian and I love to help people as a woman within my community."
“My mum works in the minefield, and it is a good job. I know that mines are dangerous things that explode. I am in first grade, learning the alphabet. I like school, and when I grow up I want to be a teacher."
"The 1995 Beijing Declaration & Platform for Action was the most visionary agenda for the empowerment of women and girls, committed to taking action in 12 critical areas including poverty, education and training, power and decision making and armed conflict."