I became interested in the connections between reproductive health and environmental sustainability for very selfish reasons. First, I care deeply about women and young people, and have devoted my career to fighting for their human rights. Second, I have been concerned for some time about the...Read more
I became interested in the connections between reproductive health and environmental sustainability for very selfish reasons. First, I care deeply about women and young people, and have devoted my career to fighting for their human rights. Second, I have been concerned for some time about the...Read more
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...Read more
My interest in the connections between women’s rights and environmentalism comes from a place of self-interest. Since one lifetime isn’t long enough to take on two battles of such enormity, I’m glad these two important issues have intrinsic synergy. Empowering women supports healthier families and...Read more
After receiving a fellowship, I recently attended the 7th annual One Voice Summit: Linking Reproductive Health and the Environment, a three-day advocacy training for young people organized by the Sierra Club's Global Population and Environment Program. More than 40 young people from across the...Read more
After receiving a fellowship, I recently attended the 7th annual One Voice Summit: Linking Reproductive Health and the Environment, a three-day advocacy training for young people organized by the Sierra Club's Global Population and Environment Program. More than 40 young people from across the...Read more
As a part of The Aspen Institute's 7 Billion: Conversations that Matter series, IPPF/WHR Regional Director Carmen Barroso spoke on a panel last Thursday entitled "The Road to Rio: Climate Change, Population and Sustainability." The event featured leaders from the environmental, sustainability, and...Read more
Global weather volatility and the ongoing financial crisis increase the need for new approaches to sustainable development. Meanwhile, 215 million women worldwide lack the means to choose how many children to have and when, because they lack access to reproductive health services and information...Read more
As the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon is uniquely positioned to heighten awareness of pressing international issues. This month marks the beginning of the Secretary-General's second five-year term, and he has already made his commitment to global health clear. “We have to...Read more
Any day now, if it hasn’t happened already, the 7 billionth baby will be born on our small planet. While many may assume that the environmental and reproductive health movements have divergent agendas—the health of the planet vs. the health of the people—we agree on one very simple principle:...Read more