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From Texas to Turkey: Messages From Women in the World

The tide is changing, and it’s in the hands of women.

At a campus forum on women and sustainable development issues in the Texas Bible Belt and the Women in the World summit in New York, I saw that “women’s rights are the biggest unfinished agenda of 21st century.”

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Live from Rio+20, Day Four: “Plenary Floor, Demographic Dividend and the Youth Bulge”

Dr Carmen Barroso, Director, IPPF/WHR. (Photo: Vicky Markham)

While the last hours of negotiations unfold, we begin to look forward to future demographic trends and how to turn them into dividends rather losses.

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Live from Rio+20, Day Three: “The Voices of Women”

Climate Wise Women at Rio+20": Constance Okollet, Ngozika Onuzo, Tracy Mann, Ulamila Kurai Wragg, Sharon Hanshaw.

Today I participated in an extraordinary side-event on “Rio+20 and Women’s lives: A Cross-General Dialogue” at the Ford Foundation Pavilion. This event was very intimate, it drew you in, with women’s personal stories for Rio+20 and beyond.

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Live from Rio+20, Day Two: “Favelas and Protests”

Cachoeirinha Favela Family. Photo by Vicky Markham.

Today, here at the BEMFAM clinic in Cachoeirinha Favela in Rio de Janeiro, youth were having a very animated discussion about how they viewed sexuality, reproductive health, being young, and their feelings and emotions about this period in their life.

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Live from Rio+20, Day One: Women and Reproductive Health

This week begins the major UN Rio+20 “Earth Summit,” and I’ll be covering women and reproductive health (RH) issues as relate to the official UN proceedings, the NGO perspectives, and global south women’s personal stories on how Rio+20 touches their lives.

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The Significance For Women and the Environment of a World Population of Seven Billion

This month the UN reports that the world population will hit a significant population milestone, 7 billion people. This has meaning for us all, especially in its environment and development impacts – and women are key.

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By The Numbers: Population, Consumption, and Reproductive Health

What are the facts on population, consumption, and reproductive health?  Here they are “by the numbers,” including who is using what in terms of energy and climate change; environment; reproductive health, and the status of girls and women.

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New UN Population Report Reveals Planet Changing in More Ways Than One

The United Nations Population Division just released a new report on projections for world population growth, with somewhat surprising findings.

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Center Starts New Fellows Program on Population, Climate and Women

The Center for Environment and Population (CEP) is announcing the launch of a new US and international fellowship program on “Population, Climate Change and the Environment” with a focus on women and girls empowerment and RH issues.

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Renewed Commitment to Reproductive Health Has Implications for Global Environment

Secretary Clinton made a commitment to women and girls’ health and progress worldwide, which in turn will contribute to tremendous gains on global environmental and climate sustainability.

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