The attention being paid to climate change is much deserved but some advocates worry that it will revive many of the old alarmist debates on population and with it the calls for “population control” that almost always target poor women and women of color.
As pressure to address climate change increases, long-simmering debates on the connections between population and environment have been renewed, debates that implicate women’s rights. Kasey Rae Jacobs offers her perspective on her first 5 days in Copenhagen.
Access to family planning methods would be a great boon to women in other countries. But should it be considered as a way to stop global climate change?
Past “population control” efforts often trampled human rights. So talk about condom distribution as causes concern among liberals. Can we overcome history to create new solutions?
Reports of the death of the public option were greatly exaggerated. In fact, Democrats now have a chance to move further to the left. Also, can reproductive choice help reverse climate change?
Feministing and CathNews weigh in on the issue.
According to a report from the All-China Women’s Organization yesterday, officials in China are trying to tackle the country’s overpopulation in a new way: using video games.
A constructive approach would set standards for how we talk about – and act on — on population and environment issues: taking care not to overstate the role of population growth and ensuring scrupulous attention to human rights in discourse, communications, advocacy and programs.
A group of Filipino Catholics calling themselves a part of the “silent majority,” broke their silence and came out in support of pending legislation on reproductive health.
The sponsor of the Philippines’ reproductive health bill has recently accepted reproductive health as a human right, not as a population control measure.