Gender Heroes 2

On International Women’s Day 2018, the Secretariat is issuing a call to all Parties and other stakeholders to submit stories for the second version of the BRS flagship publication on gender: Gender Heroes. In this follow-up publication, “Gender Heroes 2: Leading the way to a detoxified future”, the Secretariat hopes to shine a light on the positive impacts that are made from empowering women and vulnerable groups in decision-making and how in doing so, better outcomes are achieved for all.

All Parties and Signatories to the Conventions, Regional Centres, IGOs, NGOs and academia are cordially invited to submit to the Secretariat short stories on how the empowerment of women and vulnerable groups and their full and effective participation in decision-making with respect to the management of chemicals and wastes has led to positive outcomes. The stories should be submitted in English and be approximately 400 words (1 page in A4) and no longer than 800 words (2 pages in A4).

The Secretariat’s Gender Task Team shall select 5 to 7 stories to appear in the publication based on the selection criteria outlined in the attached terms of reference.

The “Gender Heroes 2” publication will be launched at the 2019 Conferences of the Parties to the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions.

Please click here to view the Communication and Terms of Reference in English, French or Spanish.