Carmen Barroso to Receive Population Institute’s Global Media Award

Carmen Barroso and Michael Brune of the Sierra Club will receive the Population Institute’s Global Media Award for Best Opinion Piece for “Women at the Center of a Sustainable World.” Their blog, published by The Huffington Post on World Population Day, brings together two important constituencies in support of family planning and gender equality: environmentalists and women’s rights supporters:

The world is converging. Our communities are more interconnected and also more vulnerable. The changing climate is disrupting weather around the world as drought, flooding, and extreme heat put food and water supplies at risk and threaten millions of lives every year. All of these dynamics threaten the earth's ability to sustain human communities.

Is there a simple solution to this flock of "black swan" events? Yes and no.

Nothing is ever simple, but the global community can so something today that is guaranteed to ensure safer, healthier communities and more resilient natural systems for decades to come: invest in women and, especially, in their reproductive health and rights.

Read the full article by Carmen Barroso and Michael Brune here.

Sex and Sustainability Make Good Bedfellows


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