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Gender mainstreaming in chemicals and waste policies

New Fact Sheet: Gender mainstreaming in chemicals and waste policies

Gender equality is a core human rights and development issue, as highlighted in several international and regional human rights instruments, including those that are part of multilateral environmental agreements. Law-binding and voluntary agreements on chemicals and waste are no exception and play an essential role in increasing the participation of women and men in the management of chemicals and waste, while contributing to gender equality.

The fact sheet includes examples of texts in international agreements and national legislation that emphasize a gender perspective.