The Basel and Rotterdam Conventions (BRS Conventions) have pointed out that hazardous materials cannot be managed without considering their human use. The effects of the use of these chemicals differ between women and men. In order to measure the impacts, the BRS Gender Action Plan (BRS-GAP) was introduced, which was updated in 2016. During the 2017 Conference of Parties to the BRS Conventions, an Environment and Gender Information (EGI) platform analysis was unveiled to measure the progress the Parties to the Conventions have taken towards a more sustainable future free of harmful chemicals. The report focuses on the development of indicators on gender-related issues and on how gender is mainstreamed in parties’ reporting and Convention documents. Photo credit: WECF