Gender & Chemicals Partnership

The Gender & Chemicals Partnership (G&CP) is a new, international, multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral partnership. Partners will work together to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in chemicals management and to support addressing the global pollution crisis and contributing to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The MSP Institute serves as the Secretariat.

Launch of the G&CP

The Gender & Chemicals Partnership will be launched during the Fifth Session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5) in Bonn, at an event on 28 September 2023, 6:15-7:45pm, at the WCCB Restaurant.

Planned activities

The partnership will focus on joint activities that enable and promote gender-transformative interventions to achieve gender equality and tackle gender-based discrimination and injustices in chemicals management.

We will begin with the following activities:

  • collaborating with UN and other intergovernmental organizations, including the Secretariats of related chemicals conventions and processes to raise visibility of and attention to the gendered dimensions of chemicals and wastes.
  • supporting gender data collection and disaggregation by science, industry, and (inter)national statistical institutes
  • supporting knowledge sharing and training

Participating in the G&CP

We invite you to join the G&CP! The partnership is open to all stakeholders willing to mainstream gender considerations in their organizations and their work and jointly undertake and support gender-transformative activities.

It shall include governments, intergovernmental organizations, women’s organisations and networks, non-governmental organisations, academia, financial mechanisms, workers and trade unions, private sector and industry, youth organisations, and others.

You can find more information in the current Concept Note.

You can download the G&CP one-pager here.

If you have any questions about the G&CP, or wish to join, please contact us:

MSP Institute eV
Gender and Chemicals / G&CP Secretariat
Project coordinator: Anna Holthaus, Email: anna.holthaus[at]