‏The Director General of DMA, Eng. Dhafir Mahmood Khalaf, said that the session of conference that was chaired by the head of gender unit in his directorate, Mrs. Saleema Inseel, was held under the slogan (including women in mine action,, the change and challenges), which included a presentation on gender study presented by UNMAS that showed the change in the trend of woman’s work in mine action, especially within the works of clearance teams for the regions of RMAC-North within the Directorate for Mine Action.

Mahmood added that Mrs.Inseel in her speech at  the conference as a responsible of gender unit in his directorate, showed the extent of DMA interest to the concept of gender and the participation of both sexes in implementing the activities of the national mine action program in Iraq, referring to the Directorate’s keenness on women’s participation in the technical and administrative workshops in order to provide the support and reduce the gender gap between males and females.