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Film premiere: what does chemicals have to do with gender? (UNEA3 resistance event)

05.12.2017 | Nairobi, UNEA 3, "Green Tent" - 12:00-14:00


In cooperation with BalifokusWomen Environmental Programme (WEP), the Women's Major Group and IPEN, WECF is organising a Film Première of the film "What has Gender got to do with Chemicals?" 

The movie shows how POPs, hazardous chemcals and waste have different exposures and impacts on women's and men's health. 

WEP Nigeria and WECF carried out a scoping study, including the filming of a documentary film, to study the dimensions of implementing the BRS (Basel-Stockhom-Rotterdam) Conventions.

Earlier this year these partners organised a multi-stakeholder forum on the topic of Gender and the BRS Conventions in the Nigerian capital, Abuja. Main focus was to understand the gender dimensions of the health impacts of hazardous chemicals and waste and how gender roles and occupations influence exposure to hazardous chemicals and waste. 

The findings were presented in a case study at the BRS Conventions in Geneva late April.


  • Tuesday, 5 November 2017 at 12:00 to 14:00.


  • Green Tent, UNEA3, Nairobi



  • HE. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, the Minister of Environment, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nigeria
  • Laksmi Dhewanthi, Advisor on Industry and Trade, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
  • Carlos Martin-Novella, the Deputy Executive Secretary, the Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions
  • Dr. Priscilla Achakpa, WEP Nigeria – results of scoping study Nigeria
  • Yuyun Ismawati, BaliFokus, Indonesia – results of scoping study Indonesia
  • Jutta Emig, Head of Chemicals Department, Federal Ministry for the Environment and Nuclear Safety, Germany
  • Sofia Tingstorp, Deputy Assistant, Government of Sweden, Ministry of Environment & Energy
  • Janet Macheria, Gender Focal Point, UN Environment
  • Olga Speranskaya, Co-Chair of International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN)



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