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How can environmental and women’s groups work together for sustainability? #RioPlusSocial

How can environmental and women’s groups work together for sustainability? #RioPlusSocial

All together now! Photo: Edu van Gelder Cross-posted from RH Reality Check . Two experts — Dr. Carmen Barroso, director of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Western Hemisphere Region , and Carl Pope, former executive director and current chair of the Sierra Club — explain the connections between environmental and population issues and how the movements can work together. Q. When did you start to see the synergy between environmental and population issues? A. Carmen Barroso: I remember when we didn’t see them. In the 1980s, I was living on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, Brazil, developing a sex-education program with local women’s organizations. True to our feminist lineage, we were advocating for women’s right to decide in matters relating to sex and reproduction. Working in the context of Brazil’s left movement, our sex education also included a critique of...

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