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Commitments, Press Release, Podcast Address Various Aspects Of Nairobi Summit On ICPD25

Nairobi Summit On ICPD25 “Commitments”: Empowering women and girls to thrive This commitment from the United States says, “The U.S. government has been, and commits to continue to be a prime advocate and funder for programs which empower women and girls throughout the world. The United States works to reinforce…

Focusing On Birth Rates In Poor Countries As Climate Change Solution Ignores Need For Large-Scale Transformational Actions, Opinion Piece Says

Miami Herald: Scientists wrong to put burden of saving the planet on the world’s poor women Kelsey Holt, social and behavioral scientist and researcher with the Person-Centered Reproductive Health Program at U.C. San Francisco “Thousands of scientists around the world joined together last month to label climate change the ’emergency’…

Women’s March Global Demanding Rights To Bodily Autonomy Ahead Of January 18 Events

IPS: Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent “The United States and 18 other U.N. member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to ‘bodily autonomy’ — the right to self-governance over one’s own body without coercion or external pressure. The Executive…

World Must Invest More In Sexual, Reproductive Health To Build On Gains Under ICPD, Achieve SDGs, UNFPA Regional Director Writes

Thomson Reuters Foundation: OPINION: Reproductive health, rights and choices: A vision created 25 years ago is more urgent than ever Bjorn Andersson, U.N. Population Fund’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific. “…[Women worldwide] are benefitting from a women’s empowerment movement galvanized 25 years ago through the Programme of Action…

More News In Global Health

BBC: Leishmaniasis: Tropical skin disease afflicts Kenyan communities (Juma et al., 10/2). DW: The 77 Percent — The need to tackle Nigeria’s population boom (Krippahl, 10/1). The Lancet HIV: Populism threatens Brazil’s HIV/AIDS response (Daniels, October 2019). New Humanitarian: Ten reports from U.N. General Assembly week worth noting (Parker, 10/1).…

Increased Access To Contraceptives Could Help Ease Climate Threats Related To Population Growth, Population Council Scientists Write In BMJ Paper

Mother Jones: The Climate Change Solution Scientists Have Been Overlooking “Overpopulation is a major contributor to climate change, but according to new research, a solution is lying in plain sight: increased access to effective contraceptives. ‘Global climate change represents a grave threat to the future of human welfare and our…

UNFPA Explainer Provides Overview Of International Conference On Population And Development

United Nations Population Fund: Explainer: What is the ICPD and why does it matter? This post provides an overview of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and its role in advancing women’s reproductive health and rights, noting, “This November, governments, advocates, health organizations, women’s and youth activists, and…

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