Is it possible for a feminist to be worried both about human rights and demographic trends? My answer is yes.
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.
Despite the introduction of thousands of new chemicals into the products we use every day, the Toxic Substances Control Act has undergone no revisions since 1976.
Americans represent 5 percent of the global population, consume 25 percent of the world’s energy, and generate 5 times the world’s average per-capita of CO2 emissions.
RH Reality Check staff are attending the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting in New York and meetings on Maternal Health at the United Nations. Check our Twitter account and stay tuned for more here.
World Population Day is worth
your attention – if you care about the well-being of the world’s
women, or about the global environment.
As pro-choice individuals and organizations who believe in enabling people to decide when the time is right (and when it is not) to have children, environmental efforts are not just nice “add-ons” but a fundamental part of our mission.
It is time for a new discussion about “family size” and how it relates to our unprecedented environmental impacts, here in this country and around the world.
Bush Administration midnight regulations on global warming have more connections to reproductive health than is immediately apparent, and the rights community has to be vigilant in addressing these links.