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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




WECF, WEP Nigeria (Women Environmental Programme) 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' during the 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly on the 5th of December 2017.

This case study is the result of multistakeholder meetings and scoping studies carried out in Nigeria and Indonesia by WECF, WEP and BaliFokus. The publication is part of a gender mainstreaming project by the BRS Conventions in order to develop understanding by the parties and stakeholders of how hazarduous chemicals and wastes have a different impact on men and women, boys and girls. 

The scoping study aimed to understand three gender dimensions:

  • How are women and men differently impacted in their health by POPs, hazardous chemicals & waste?
  • How do women and menís occupations and roles at home and at work influence exposure to POPs, hazardous chemicals & waste?
  • What best practices with women and menís leadership exist to substitute and eliminate POPs, hazardous chemicals & waste?

The advanced copy of the case study was launched during the 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly on the 5th of December 2017 in an event organised at the UN Nairobi, by WECF, WEP and Balifokus, with the participation of the BRS secretariat and the governments of Sweden and Germany. 

The advance publication "Gender Dimensions of Hazardous Chemicals and Waste policies under the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions" can be downloaded here (PDF). The final version of the case study will soon be uploaded.