BRS Gender Action Plan

Gender equality is an integral part of the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, including the Secretariat activities.

The BRS Gender Action Plan (BRS-GAP) was developed to ensure that the principles of gender equality are firmly embedded in activities undertaken by the BRS Secretariat in line with applicable United Nations and UNEP gender policies. To achieve this vision, the Gender Action Plan highlights a number of areas for action, including to:

  • Develop a baseline on gender-related issues and measuring progress in achieving Gender Action Plan objectives and implementing activities;
  • Ensure that the Secretariat’s programmes and projects are planned and implemented from a gender equality perspective;
  • Promote the consideration of gender issues in hazardous chemicals and wastes management at the national and regional levels; and
  • Support staff in achieving a sustainable work-life balance.

The Gender Action Plan was developed in 2013 and updated in 2016, 2019 and 2023. The latest, simplified version of the BRS Gender Action Plan is the 2023 version.