Gender & Chemicals Partnership

The Gender & Chemicals Partnership (G&CP) is an international, multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral partnership founded in 2023.

Partners 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 interim Board members are the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection of Germany (BMUV), the Foreign Office of Mexico, UNITAR and ZDCH. The MSP Institute serves as the Secretariat of the G&CP.

Launch of the G&CP

The Gender & Chemicals Partnership was 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.

Partnership activities

The partnership is focusing 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 includes 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 as well as individual experts.

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:

G&CP Secretariat at
Project coordinator: Anna Holthaus, Email: anna.holthaus[at]