Our Earth Day 2021 Passport Series has concluded! Thank you to everyone who took a journey with us to learn more about family planning services and the empowerment of women and girls in regions around the world! Until everyone, everywhere has the power to fulfill their reproductive destinies as well as equal opportunity in education and employment, global population will continue to rapidly grow and environmental crisis will continue unabated. We appreciate your support and interest in making the “population connection”!
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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.
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.
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.
The documentary follows filmmaker Damon Gameau as he travels the world looking for new approaches and innovations to combat the climate crisis. Concerned with his own daughter’s future, the film is a positive take on what the world could be like if we embrace more regenerative solutions to address the planet’s most pressing environmental issue—including empowering women and girls all over the world.
Join us on Earth Day to discuss the film with other Population Connection staff members as we reflect on our own hopes for the planet in the coming decades.