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A World of Difference – Sexual and Reproductive Health & Risks

January 1, 2001

At the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in 1994, 179 nations agreed on a plan to transform—and fund—reproductive health programs around the world. The ICPD examined the social context of population growth and size, moving away from simple birth … Continue reading »

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Abstaining from Reality

February 1, 2007

Filmed in Kenya and Uganda, this 9-minute documentary provides a snapshot of the Bush administration’s abstinence-only approach to HIV prevention as part of its global HIV/AIDS assistance. Abstaining from Reality examines how these ideologically-driven programs are actually endangering the lives of the … Continue reading »

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Access Denied

January 3, 2005

In January 2001, the U.S. government imposed restrictions on nongovernmental organizations overseas receiving international family planning assistance. The restrictions, officially called the Mexico City Policy, are also known as the Global Gag Rule by those who oppose it. Under the … Continue reading »

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Africa’s Population Challenge – Accelerating Progress in Reproductive Health

January 1, 1998

James E. Rosen and Shanti R. Conly This report is the fourth in a series, including studies on China, India and Pakistan, which examines family planning and other reproductive health services in the developing world. The report highlights the progress … Continue reading »

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Are Nations Meeting Commitments to Fund Reproductive Health?

December 1, 2004

In 1994, at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, 179 nations endorsed an approach to improving reproductive health based on meeting individual needs and respecting human rights. They pledged to share the costs needed to … Continue reading »

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Cambodia and HIV: Winning Round Two in a Preventive Fight

July 1, 2006

Nada Chaya A generation has passed since the onset of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. During this time, 65 million people have been infected with HIV and more than 25 million people died of AIDS. Despite the devastation, many countries, using a … Continue reading »

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Climate Change Adaptation

October 1, 2009

As global climate change unfolds, its effects are being felt disproportionately in the world’s poorest countries and among the groups of people least able to cope. Many of the countries hardest hit by the effects of climate change also face … Continue reading »

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Climate Change, Migration and Population Growth

July 21, 2010

Drought, floods, severe weather and other effects of climate change have begun to threaten communities in many parts of the world. These impacts will worsen in the future, contributing to growing human migration as vulnerable people seek safer, more stable … Continue reading »

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Closing the Gender Gap in Education: Is There Evidence of Short-term Declines in Adolescent Fertility?

May 1, 2006

Sarah Haddock and Richard P. Cincotta Britain’s recent pledge of US$15 billion to fund education in developing countries over the next ten years comes as good news for the estimated 493 million school-age children who are not enrolled in school, … Continue reading »

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Community-Based Population and Environment Programs – Integrating Resource Conservation and Reproductive Health

May 1, 2001

What does ‘Community-Based Population and Environment’ mean? The term—CBPE for short—refers to the linkages between services that combine aspects of natural resources conservation or similar environmental work and the provision of reproductive health services, including family planning. Why link reproductive health … Continue reading »