Women at the Center is a Resource Media project created with support from the United Nations Foundation Universal Access Project. We are here to tell the inspiring, interconnected stories of women’s reproductive health and rights, empowerment and environmental sustainability. For more information, please contact us info(at)womenatthecenter.org. Check out our video for additional background:
If you’re interested in learning more about work around the intersections between access to family planning and a more sustainable world, here are some additional resources:
The International Planned Parenthood Federation works in 172 countries to empower women, men and young people with access to the sexual and reproductive health information and services they need. IPPF’s Western Hemisphere Regional Office works in the United States and 37 other countries to advocate for policy changes and deliver services to the most vulnerable.
Pathfinder International works to expand access to quality sexual and reproductive health care to enable and empower individuals to make choices about their body and their future. They help lead integrated Population, Health and Environment (PHE) projects in Tanzania (partnering with the Nature Conservancy and the Frankfurt Zoological Society), and the Lake Victoria Basin (partnering with the Ecological Christian Organization and OSIENALA).
Population Action International advocates for women and families to have access to contraception in order to improve their health, reduce poverty and protect their environment. PAI collaborates with advocacy partners worldwide to ensure reproductive health is a priority, conducting research, promoting good policies, and helping to educate policymakers in the U.S. and around the globe.
Population Reference Bureau’s Population, Health, and Environment (PHE) program works to build leadership and capacity to communicate about these linked issues by supporting PHE implementers, producing publications and multimedia content, and supporting regional networks, conferences and other forums for information sharing and collaboration.
The Sierra Club’s Global Population and Environment Program works to protect the global environment and preserve natural resources for future generations by advancing global reproductive health and sustainable development initiatives.
The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change & Security Program brings together scholars, policymakers, the media, and practitioners through a variety of events and panel discussions that explore the connections among environmental, health, and population dynamics and their links to conflict, human insecurity, and foreign policy. ECSP’s research, publications, multimedia content (audio and video), and event recordings are available through their website and a daily blog, New Security Beat.