Side Event at the 24th Conference of the States Parties to the CWC.
The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in the Hague welcome you to an interactive meeting on the margins of the 2019 CWC CSP on the relevance of gender for strengthening implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.
Based on historical examples of chemical warfare and insights from accidents, such as the Bhopal tragedy, panellists will discuss possible differences in the effects of chemical weapons on women and men and their significance for assistance, response and preparedness. The main questions for discussion include:
Why and how is gender relevant in thinking about the effects of chemical weapons?
Why does gender matter in the provision of assistance under Article X of the CWC?
What can be done to improve the collection of gender-disaggregated data and support research on the gendered impacts of chemical weapons?