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As the climate changes, extreme weather hits women and children the hardest. Access to reproductive healthcare is a key to building resilient families and communities.

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When environmental crises hit homes, women suffer the most

While environmental changes affect everyone, due to existing gender inequalities, women often bear the bulk of the burden. In patriarchal societies, cultural, legal and political restrictions often undermine women’s adaptability and resilience to climate change. Read more of this opinion piece at IPS News Service.

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The Sierra Club’s Gender, Equity, and Environment Program

The new program advocates for gender equity so that communities impacted by climate disruption can become healthier, stronger, and better prepared to adapt. We thank the Sierra Club for their financial support of Women at the Center.


Reporter’s Toolkit on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights – Universal Access Project

In light of recent funding cuts to vital global family planning programs, the Universal Access Project has compiled this toolkit as a resource for background, current context, and areas of intersection with SRHR, or the landscape of universal sexual and reproductive health and rights. From the toolkit: “This toolkit provides background, context and resources for journalists writing about global SRHR and related topics. It includes an overview of key challenges and opportunities in ensuring comprehensive SRHR; a snapshot of the current U.S. political landscape with regards to SRHR; a summary of global commitments to SRHR and progress against those commitments; and in-depth information and additional resources on a variety of SRHR-relevant topics.”



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Suzanne Ehlers & Michael Brune

Population Action International (PAI) & Sierra Club

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Frances Beinecke

President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

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Andrew C. Revkin

Writer, New York Times