The scoping study “Gender, Chemicals and Waste” was carried out in Kenya and Tunisia between January and June 2022 on behalf of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions secretariat.

It sought to answer three key questions:

  • How is women and men’s health impacted differently by hazardous chemicals and waste?
  • How do women and men’s occupations and roles at home and at work influence their exposure to hazardous chemicals and waste?
  • What best practices with women and men’s leadership exist to substitute and eliminate hazardous chemicals and waste?

Complementary to the scoping study, a documentary was produced which is available on our Youtube:

Documentary "Tackling Toxics"