Posts Tagged: environment

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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.

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Let’s Talk About Tampons

Why don’t we spend more time talking about tampons? For something that is used by a majority of American women and spends a lot of time around intimate body parts, it’s a little surprising we aren’t more curious and knowledgeable about the things we use for menstrual hygiene.

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Youth, Sex, & Earth Day  

Today, 150 world leaders will sign the Paris Climate Agreement in New York City. This will be the largest single signing of an international agreement in world history. Climate activist, eco hip hop artist, and Earth Guardian youth director Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh, aka Kid Warrior, will be attending the signing of the agreement and speaking in… Read more »

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In rural Africa, climate work brings political power to women  

OUELESSEBOUGOU, MALI — At the end of every wet day, Sali Samake walks to a gauge a short distance from the mud brick houses in her village of Tamala in southwest Mali to measure how much rain has fallen. It may seem like a modest activity, but the 58-year-old is contributing to essential knowledge for… Read more »

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Rural Women Worldwide Are on the Frontlines of Climate Change  

This story starts with an epiphany. It happened when a 28-year-old Kenyan woman named Eunice, a community-health worker, went to visit her mother. Eunice eyed the stove in her mother’s home for a long while, thinking. She had never seen anything like it. It was a closed clay oven, a local design, and it wasn’t… Read more »

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Sustaining People and the Environment on Lake Victoria   

A meaty technical brief from our friends at Pathfinder International from phase one of their amazing program Health of People and Environment-Lake Victoria Basin (HoPE-LVB) project. The program aims to reduce threats to biodiversity conservation and ecosystem degradation in the Lake Victoria Basin while simultaneously increasing access to sexual and reproductive health services.

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Let’s Show Why Silo-Busting Programs Work  

What is the PHE approach? You can definitely be forgiven for not knowing this particular acronym. It’s a pioneering approach to international development that fuses population, health, and environmental interests. Instead of implementing separate programs to address these three issues, PHE programming regards them as critically interrelated.