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Missing Links: Understanding Sex- and Gender-Related Impacts of Chemical and Biological Weapons

Missing Links: Understanding Sex- and Gender-Related Impacts of Chemical and Biological Weapons

Renata Hessmann Dalaqua, James Revill, Alastair Hay, Nancy Connell

This publication offers an overview of existing literature relevant to understanding the linkages between gender and biological and chemical weapons; focusing on analyzing possible sex- and gender-specific effects of these weapons.

It argues that sex- and gender-disaggregated data, as well as knowledge of gender perspectives, can contribute to States’preparedness and enhance the effectiveness of assistance under the Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions.

It proposes a gender-responsive approach to assistance, which can help States and their populations to become more resilient to and recover more rapidly from chemical or biological incidents.

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