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To Build a Green Economy, We Must Engage Women and Girls

To Build a Green Economy, We Must Engage Women and Girls
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The theme of Earth Day this year is “Invest In Our Planet,” a call on governments, businesses, and citizens to move away from our reliance on fossil fuels and to build a 21st-century society focused on green energy and inclusive growth.

This transition is beginning to happen, with an increase in green jobs becoming available and a growing number of people choosing to pursue this sector or changing careers.

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Council Commentary

Advancing Health Equity Through Contraception

We hear it in nearly every sexual and reproductive health conversation today—from HIV prevention to family planning to STI treatment, people want and deserve choice. Whether it’s a pill, ring, injectable, or newer delivery method, we know that a person’s ability to choose a method that works for them is crucial.  

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Council Commentary

Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

This year’s sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is dedicated to “Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and programs.”

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Council Commentary

IWD 2022: Break the Bias

March 8th marks International Women’s Day, a global event that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. This year, the day is also a call to #BreakTheBias for a gender-equal world that is free of prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination. 

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Council Commentary

A Tribute to Elof Johansson’s Life and Legacy

The Population Council pays tribute to Dr. Elof D.B. Johansson and his legacy of contributions to improving the health and reproductive choices of women, men, and young people globally. Johansson passed away on 30 January at his home in Western Sweden. 

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