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Stoking Fire: What’s Missing From Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’

Hillary Rodham Clinton's new memoir, Hard Choices

Women’s empowerment is key to Clinton’s vision of progress, and she is forthright in supporting women’s human rights. As such, it’s curious that the book fails to address, among other things, maternal mortality, abortion, contraception, or the reproductive havoc caused by modern warfare.

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Texas Republicans’ New Anti-Gay, Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Abortion Platform

The 2014 Texas GOP platform endorses "reparative therapy" for gay and lesbian Texans, removes a call for new pathways to citizenship, and thanks lawmakers for "pro-life" legislation.

The 2014 Texas GOP platform endorses “reparative therapy” for gay and lesbian Texans, removes a call for new pathways to citizenship, and thanks lawmakers for “pro-life” legislation.

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Why the International Climate Negotiations in Durban Matter for Women

Who bears the brunt of the increasingly steep costs of “global weirding” as the world’s weather goes haywire? Women and their children. And who may be the key to stopping global warming, and to helping communities around the world adapt to the damage that has already been done? Yes, women too.

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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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People, Population, and Climate Change: Opportunities for Advancing Climate Resilience and Reproductive Rights

In this article we explore the many critical links between population, sexual reproductive health and rights and climate change, the significance of which is all too important to ignore.

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Reflections from Kenya as the World’s Population Nears Seven Billion

As the world’s population gets closer to the seven billion mark, Reverend Debra Haffner reflects on her career and what she saw on a recent trip to Kenya.  

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Sex and Sustainability: Reflections for My Son Nick

As he prepares to launch a son into a world facing global challenges and a population soon to reach 7 billion, one father provides reflection and advice on sustainablity.

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The Earth is Not Ours, We Merely Borrow it From Our Children: Lessons from the Maya Q’eqchi

The ancient Mayans—and their indigenous descendants in Guatemala—saw the profound interconnectedness of human reproduction and stewardship of natural resources. Whether cultivating a field or bringing a new life into the world, traditional Mayans practiced respectful restraint. But those old ways are being destroyed, and new solutions are needed.

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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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Of Rights and Resilience: Why Women’s Rights are Key to Thriving in the Age of the “Black Swan”

Black Swan events are proliferating for many reasons—notably climate change and the growing scale and interconnectedness of the human enterprise. World population doubled in the last half-century to just under seven billion people, so there are simply more people living in harm’s way, on geologic faults and along vulnerable coastlines. In effect, we have re-engineered the planet and ushered in a new era of radical instability. Advancing and securing women’s rights are a key aspect of the solution to these problems.

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