Sara Brosché joined the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) in 2012 after finishing a MSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Environmental Science focussing on pharmaceutical pollution and mixture ecotoxicology. IPEN is a global network of public interest NGOs in more than 120 countries working together for a world in which toxic chemicals are no longer produced or used in ways that harm human health and the environment.
In her role as Science Advisor she works on wide range of issues related to chemical safety. This includes SAICM and its emerging policy issues and issues of concern, the Stockholm Convention and its POPs Review Committee, and the Basel Convention. She is also manager of IPEN´s Global Lead Paint Elimination Campaign, which aims to end the manufacture, import, export, sale and use of lead-containing paints and similar surface coatings worldwide.
- Women, Chemicals and the SDGs 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. The overall objective is to provide evidence to all stakeholders working towards sustainable development of the importance of addressing this issue for achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.