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Chemicals & Health

WECF and its members advocate for non-chemical alternatives worldwide, based on three principles: polluter pays, reversal of the burden of proof and the precautionary principle, and will highlight the gaps and inadequacies in current legislation. WECF raises awareness amongst consumers and encourages them to ask questions about the products they allow into their homes. WECF does not only focus on toxic chemicals in consumer products. In Armenia, Kazakhstan and the Ukraine old pesticide stockpiles pose a serious threat to the environment and public health. Partner organizations try to attract attention to these problems and cooperate with the local and national authorities to isolate or remove the stockpiles and reduce the threat to humans, animals and the environment.

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Latest News & Reports

First edition of WECF’s “DESIGN-MOI UN JOUET” (Design me a toy) contest
Two teams of students were awarded for their creative designs of healthy toys
16.01.2018

Gender, Chemicals and Waste high level event in Abuja, Nigeria
Women Environment Programme (WEP) Nigeria, and WECF organise high-level meeting in Abuja, Nigeria on Gender, Chemicals and Waste, on 10-12 of January 2018
10.01.2018

#BeatPollution: WECF at UNEA3 in Nairobi
Reflections on the UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi “Towards a Pollution free Planet
11.12.2017

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Latest Press Release

"What has gender got to do with chemicals" documentary gets broadcasted on Nigerian International TV
On Monday 15th of January 2018, Nigerian International TV is showing the 30 minute documentary produced by the BRS (Basel-Stockhom-Rotterdam) Conventions , WECF and WEP and made by filmmaker Laure Poinsot entitled “What has Gender got to do with Chemicals”.
12.01.2018


Featured Project

Reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in developing countries
potential of implementing safer chemicals including non-chemical alternatives - tools for Georgia and the EECCA region
Donors: SAICM Quick Start Programme Trust Fund, UNEP
Partners: Greens Movement of Georgia/Friends of the Earth Georgia, Rural Communities Development Agency (RCDA), Georgian Ecological Agricultural Association (SEMA)
Duration: 07/2010 - 07/2012


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Latest Publications

Gender Dimensions of Hazardous Chemicals and Waste policies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
WECF, WEP and BaliFokus with support of the BRS Conventions secretariat have launched the advanced copy of the study "Gender Dimensions of Hazardous Chemicals and Waste Policies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions'
30.11.2017

Findings of a literature study: Plastics, Gender and the Environment
Lifecycle of plastics and its impacts on women and men from production to (marine) litter
07.11.2017

How POPs, hazardous chemicals and waste have different exposures and impacts on women's and men's health
Preliminary film on the gender dimensions of POPs and hazardous chemicals in Nigeria
08.06.2017

Beyond 2020: Sustainable Chemistry - NGO recommendations
Position Paper by WECF & IPEN
22.05.2017

Measures against endocrine disrupting chemicals. The example of Denmark, Sweden and France
In June 2016, Wemos, PAN Europe en WECF published the report ‘Measures against endocrine disrupting chemicals. The example of Denmark, Sweden and France’.
19.06.2016

International Women's Day 2016: WECF releases “Women and Chemicals” publication
With its new publication, WECF presents a deeper look at the nexus between gender roles and women’s exposure to hazardous chemicals worldwide and calls for more political action for better health protection
07.03.2016

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