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UNEA6 Side Event: Plastics poison and women’s health

February 29 @ 15:30 - 17:00 EAT

This side event will highlight the impacts of plastics on women’s health and aims to create awareness and interest in addressing plastic pollution with an ambitious agreement. Key Objectives:

1. Identify, share and highlight the impacts of plastics on women’s health.

2. Promote collaboration and teamwork between women environmental defenders and other key actors to reduce the use of plastics and achieve an ambitious Plastics Treaty.

3. Identify the most dangerous chemicals in plastics to inform women.

4. Promote transparency about the chemicals in products



  • Yarivith González, LAC Regional Facilitator, Venezuela
  • Rebecca Heuvelmans, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF), Netherlands
  • Natasha Dokovska, Europe Regional Facilitator, North-Macedonia
  • Yuyun Ismawati, Nexus3 Foundation, Philippines
  • Marina Fernandez, Endocrine Society


Moderator: Dalia Márquez, Venezuela and Colombia.


February 29
15:30 - 17:00


UNEP Headquarters, Green Room
United Nations Ave
Nairobi, Kenya
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