Author Archives: Karen Hardee

Adding “Forced” Bachelors to “Missing” Girls: The Gendered Outcomes of China’s Population Policy

I recently attended a 30th anniversary celebration in Beijing for the China Population and Development Research Center, which hosted an international seminar on demographic research.   Those were the same 30 years that China has restricted its citizens to having what … Continue reading »

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Let the Human Face of Climate Change Emerge in Copenhagen

As the Conference of Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convenes in Copenhagen for its 15th  meeting, all eyes are  on targets to reduce carbon emissions.  At the same time, the irony of climate … Continue reading »

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Climate Change, Family Planning and Reproductive Health

As countries negotiate climate change solutions in Copenhagen, family planning and reproductive health should be among the adaption strategies on the table. At the same time, the world should not shy away from addressing population as a factor related to … Continue reading »

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The Human Faces of Climate Change in Ethiopia

Originally published on RH Reality Check The old adage, think globally and act locally, should be heeded in discussing solutions to climate change.  While changes in industrialized country consumption patterns and technological solutions are needed to help stop the flow … Continue reading »

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Ethiopian Farmers Talk about Population Pressure

“We farmers don’t have access to family planning and we are moving more and more into poverty.” As the world focuses on the outcomes of the meeting on climate change that just concluded in Poznan, Poland, I am sitting in … Continue reading »

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Gender-based violence and the U.S. presidential race – what is the connection?

As we near the end of a long presidential race in the United States, there are still many policy issues to discuss.   Those working on the many aspects of sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are following the campaign carefully … Continue reading »

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World Contraception Day

September 26 is World Contraception Day, a global campaign to raise awareness of contraception and the need to reduce the high levels of unplanned pregnancy, and to improve knowledge about reproductive and sexual health.  I celebrated World Contraception Day in … Continue reading »

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Should We Be Talking About Population and Climate Change?

Karen Hardee is PAI’s Vice President of Research. Discussions of global climate change and environmental degradation are putting “population” back in the spotlight. Population stabilization has been noted by respected climate researchers, such as Brian O’Neill and PAI’s Leiwen Jiang, … Continue reading »

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