Forbes Interview Examines Link Between Women’s Rights, World Population

Noting the U.N. last week “announced in its ‘World Population Prospects’ report that by 2050, global population will reach 9.6 billion, a 300 million people increase from the 2010 revision,” Forbes contributor Anushay Hossain interviews Suzanne Ehlers, president of Population Action International (PAI), in Forbes’ “World With A View” blog. They discuss how women’s rights factor into the issue and “why Americans should be listening.” According to the interview transcript, Ehlers examines how, “in Washington, attacks on women’s reproductive health, both globally and domestically, persist as foreign aid keeps getting cut”; whether “U.S domestic politics around abortion spilled onto the international arena”; how “investing in women’s rights tie into slowing the world’s population growth”; and what the role of U.S. foreign policy is in promoting women’s rights, among other topics (6/20).

The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.

KFF Headquarters: 185 Berry St., Suite 2000, San Francisco, CA 94107 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270 | Email Alerts: | |

The independent source for health policy research, polling, and news, KFF is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.