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In line with the UNEP-IPEN partnership, the aim of this report is to show the impact chemicals have on women as a vulnerable group highly exposed to hazardous chemicals and gender inequalities related to decision-making around the management of chemicals and waste. The report also means to provide concrete steps that can be taken to safeguard the health of women and empower women in decision-making and in their roles as agents of change.

This report presents findings of a study completed by the Sudanese Environment Conservation Society (SECS) in May 2020 with support from IPEN. The purpose of the project study was to provide a general overview of pesticides registered and used in Sudan, and on what crops; outline efforts in the country to phase out the use of highly hazardous pesticides and the challenges therein; and provide information about the use of alternative, non-chemical approaches such as agro-ecology in agricultural practices in Sudan.

This document looks into Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHP) in Panama. HHP is a new regulatory category emerging within the context of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management, known by its acronym SAICM, and the International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management, both of which are voluntary frameworks.

Initial Study to Understand the Existence of Lead Paint Used in Preschool and in the Child's Family in Hai Hau District, Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam, a study conducted by Research Centre for Gender, Family and Environment in Development (CGFED), in coordination with the Department of School Hygiene and Health, National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health (NIOEH).

This report gives an overview of the current situation of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) in Jordan and describes the national pesticide registration and control policy framework, the pesticides in use in Jordan and general data on volume, threats of pesticide use to public heatlh, and more. It concludes with the recommendations that Jordan needs to:

National Association of Professional Environmentalists (NAPE) carried out this project in Uganda and it involved, among other things, a desk study and field work. The desk study revealed various aspects regarding the use of DDT in the country including where it was used, when it was used and why it was used. The field work involved moving from the office to visit different stakeholders to gather information on DDT and its use in Uganda. Data was collected from Kampala-based institutions, including:

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