Samen voor een Gezond Leefmilieu
‘Together for a healthy environment - advocacy for enhancing substances policy and reduce health risks’
|Donors:||Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM), The Netherlands|
|Partners:||EcoCentre, Kazakhstan, Eco Accord, Russia, Greenwoman, Kazakhstan, Journalists for children and women, Macedonia, Friends of the Earth, Bulgaria, AWHHE Armenia|
|Issues:||Chemicals & Health|
|Duration:||01/2009 - 12/2009|
'Samen voor een Gezond Leefmilieu - op de bres voor versterking van stoffenbeleid en vermindering van gezondheidsrisico’s’ / ‘Together for a healthy environment - advocacy for enhancing substances policy and reduce health risks’.
WECF will together with its 100 member organizations influence policy making through advocacy for a stronger international chemicals policy and for sustainable consumer - and producer behavior in the Netherlands, Western - and Eastern Europe. WECF focuses on the risks of hazardous substances to the health of children and women.
WECF will give stakeholder input in the Dutch, European and international chemicals policy, encourage consumers by using new rights in EU law with buying products and inform new parents in an interactive and engaging way about fun, safe and sustainable products.
Turkish and Russian versions of the websites and publications also involve parents and migrant women (I thinks this has been taken out in the end).
WECF starts dialogue with enterprises about subsitution of hazardous substances and involve local authorities, scientists and medical care in sustainable initiatives.
Networks, capacity building and structures ensure the sustainability of results.
04/08/09 – 08/05/09 - WECF participated in the conference in Geneva of the Stockholm Convention together with the partners:
• Raushan Dauletbaeva, EcoCentre Kazakhstan
• Olga Speranskaya, Eco Accord, Russia
• Lydia Astanina, Greenwomen, Kazakhstan
08.05.09 – 15.05.09 – WECF participated in de ICCM2 policyconference together with the partners:
• Natasha Dokovska, Journalists for children and women, Macedonia
• Valentina Lukova, Friends of the Earth, Bulgarije
• Lubomir Angelov, My Right to know Foundation, Bulgarije
• Elena Manvelyan, AWHHE, Armenië
• Olga Sperenskaya, EcoAccord, Rusland
• Ann-Corinne Zimmer, Frankrijk
WECF organised a side-event with presentations of Olga Speranskaya (WHO, Goldman Prize winner) and partners on 12.05.09 (18:00-20:00) with the title: „Through women´s eyes – Female perspective to chemicals threats“
Getting to the Future We Want
4-7 November, Brussels: European Environmental Bureau’s (EEB) Annual Conference
Human Biomonitoring for Europe
Vienna, 26 September: stakeholder forum
A life without plastic, wouldn't it be fantastic?!
Interview with Charlotte Schueler of @PlastikfreiLeben, who lives a zerowaste life in Munich, Germany and shares her experiences to her 25.2 thousand followers on instagram & 37.2 thousand followers on facebook
Calling for periods free from plastic & hazardous chemicals
Letter to Frédérique Ries, MEP, European Parliament on behalf of the #BreakFreeFromPlastics movement
Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018
Intersecting Menstrual Hygiene Management and the Sustainable Development Goals - an overview by WECF
AfricaDay in Amsterdam: Raising Awareness on Eco-Activism
Saturday April 14th 2018, Women Engage for a Common Future held its first workshop at the annual AfrikaDag in Amsterdam. With this year’s theme being “New Activism”, members of the organization took it upon themselves to raise awareness on eco-activism
Eco-Activism: What it is and Why it is Relevant
In light of this year’s theme “New Activism”, Women and Environment Network WECF, Women Engage for a Common Future, will organize a workshop on eco-activism during Africaday in Amsterdam. What is eco-activism and what are its challenges?
13.04.2018 | Audrey Van Schoote
WECF at the second SAICM International meeting in Stockholm, IP2
NGOs active for a future international chemicals and waste framework, aiming high level of protection for human health and environment
Hazardous chemicals: replacing it is not the solution.
Corporations and industrials are permitted to switch out one EDC for another that possesses the same hazardous properties.