Throughout the past year, we’ve organized virtual events featuring accomplished professionals specializing in reproductive rights, conservation, and population dynamics. These events take place on the Zoom platform, where captivating presentations are followed by dynamic Q&A sessions. Check out the recordings below!

Reproductive Rights are Human Rights: It All Begins with Reproductive Rights

Women’s International Network for Guatemalan Solutions (WINGS) is a non-profit organization that provides quality reproductive health education and services, primarily to indigenous Guatemalans. In her presentation, Dr. Dubón will discuss how the organization operates and the challenges they face when providing SRHR services to their patients, most of which live in rural areas.

Presentation Date: April 6th, 2021

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Youth Voices For Reproductive Health & Rights in Nepal

Based in Nepal, YUWA is a youth-led organization focused on empowering young individuals to advocate for change in their community. Sajja and Riju’s talk will highlight YUWA’s SRHR programs and touch on the organization’s goals for the future.

Presentation Date: April 13th, 2021

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Fulcrum for the Future: Girls Education and Family Planning as Levers on Development in the Sahel

Alisha Graves and Lucie Ouedraogo will discuss links between rapid population growth, development and security in the Sahel region of West Africa. They will give an overview of the current state of family planning in the region—including how services have been impacted by Covid-19 in Burkina Faso. Presenters will highlight how girls’ education and safe space programs are helping to delay marriage and childbearing and better position adolescent girls as decision-makers in the home and beyond.

Presentation Date: April 20th, 2021

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Climate, Environment, and the Rights of Women and Girls with Transition Earth

Karen Gaia Pitts, Project Coordinator for Transition Earth and founder of the Maasai Harmonial Development and Sustainability project, will discuss how the program focuses on the use of community-based solutions to enhance conservation practices, build resilient communities, and improve the health and well-being of local villagers. In addition, Joshua Mirondo, Transition Earth volunteer and Communications Team member at Reproductive Health Uganda, will share his on-the-ground experiences as a reproductive health trainer and peer educator.

Presentation Date: June 23rd, 2021

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Advancing Climate and Poverty Solutions Through Equitable Change with Project Drawdown

Project Drawdown’s new initiative, Drawdown Lift aims to simultaneously address climate change and alleviate extreme poverty through the advancement of interdisciplinary solutions-based approaches for low and middle-income countries. During her presentation, Kristen will delve into the important role of equity in health and education as climate solutions, as well as poverty alleviation.

Presentation Date: July 8th, 2021

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The Role of Social and Gender Inclusion in Integrated Health and Conservation Work with World Wildlife Fund

Join us for a presentation with social and gender inclusion expert, Nathalie Simoneau of the World Wildlife Fund. During her talk, she will discuss her role in incorporating social policies into WWF’s global programs in addition to touching on various projects she’s been involved with using the PHE framework.

Presentation Date: August 18th, 2021

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Clash of Tempos: Making Sense of Ecological Balance Today for Tomorrow

Presentation with Professor Elizabeth Esekong Andrew-Essien, Department of Environmental Resource Management, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.

Presentation Date: September 30th, 2021

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Indigenous Peoples and Climate Justice

Presentation with Dr. Kyle Whyte, Willis Pack Professor of Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

Presentation Date: October 11th, 2021

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Year in Review with Population Connection: Education, Advocacy, and Outreach

Presentation with Senior VP for Education Pamela Wasserman, Senior Director of Advocacy & Outreach Rebecca Harrington, and Senior VP for Media & Government Relations Brian Dixon.

Presentation Date: December 14th, 2021

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