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Natural World

People and the planet are interconnected. When women are empowered to plan their childbearing, communities become more sustainable, and the natural world that we all depend upon can flourish.

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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.


The Hillary Doctrine

A thoughtful and nuanced review of a thoughtful and nuanced book on the truth, and inconsistencies of, Hillary Clinton’s assertion that women’s and girls’ empowerment is a lynchpin of US national security and international human rights.

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Storytelling, Sustainable Development and Gender

Reporters, editors and development leaders gathered at the UN this week for a panel on media strategies to foster sustainable development. Nosh Nalavala, Bureau Chief for MediaGlobal News, called on writers and editors to increase coverage of sustainable development, making issues of poverty, disease, hunger, and climate change a top priority, while Ambassador Guillermo Rishchynski… Read more »



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Kathy Calvin

President & CEO, the United Nations Foundation

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Beka Olson

Ambassador, Healthy Families, Healthy Planet

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Michael Brune & Carmen Barroso

Sierra Club & International Planned Parenthood Federation