How POPs, hazardous chemicals and waste have different exposures and impacts on communities’ health

Women Environmental Programme (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. It’s 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.