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World Contraception Day is For Women’s Rights, But It’s For the Environment, Too

By: Rachel Cernansky, blogger at and winner of the Women Bloggers Deliver contest; excerpted from the original post at The connection between increased access to fami...

Natural Resource Defense Council, NRDC

How can YOU make a difference? The experts weigh in with a checklist

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an intrepid organization with a simple mission: To safeguard the Earth — its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on wh...

Karen, Green Prophet

“Thirsty for Change” fashion show raises awareness about Israeli water conservation

It takes 400 gallons of water to grow enough cotton for an ordinary t-shirt. A pair of jeans? That's 1,800 gallons. And we all know that while some women spend 6 hours every day to get drinking water,...

Lisa, George Washington University

Ecofeminism and the right to water

While the right to water and the right of water may seem to be the same thing to many people, the two are extremely different.  I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference on the right t...

John, Water Advocates

A forgotten glass ceiling: a safe drink of water

There is a photograph that travelers inevitably take when they go to a developing country -- a picture of a woman carrying a large container of water on her head. The woman's posture is ramrod strai...

Juhie, Global Voices Online

Africa’s hunger hardships spur biotech debate

This post was commissioned as part of a Pulitzer Center/Global Voices Online series on Food Insecurity that draw on multimedia reporting featured on the Pulitzer Gateway to Food Insecurity. Share your...

Vanessa, UNFPA

Greenpeace unfriends Facebook, and social media takes on…social media

When Facebook veered away from Environmental Sustainability (MDG7), Greenpeace voiced their concern with a strategy that used Facebook as a platform for change at Facebook. Take a look at how they lau...

Ishmael Kwasi, Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana

Ending poverty: our discussion, our vision

Young people have the talent and creativity to end poverty. It is our inherited problem, and we must solve it together. The Kwasi Selassie Poverty Discussion is a blog space for young people who want...

Fortune, Environ Synergy Services

Why are women in developing nations hit hardest by climate change?

Climate change has far reaching effects, but it particularly impacts women, especially those living in developing nations. The serious changes in the global climatic conditions have significant con...

Joan Osa, Grace Foundation

Women’s role in climate change

Women have a high stake in climate change.  They stand to be adversely affected by any strong shifts in weather patterns.  Being more "vulnerable," they often bear the brunt of social upheavals.  A...

Eddie, Global Voices Online

Mongolia: Learning to tell the story of environmental issues

Climate change is affecting the way of life of Mongolian nomadic families. A new citizen media project is teaching Mongolians how to use internet tools to tell these stories. A local project called...

Belen, Global Voices

Bangladesh: The rising voices of women in a drowning country

Even in the most extreme circumstances when survival is at stake, Bangladeshi women stand out for their capacity to unite and together overcome climate change’s effects on their lives. A summar...

Sonam, Global Voices

Doing your part as a woman for climate change

What connection does finishing the food on your plate in New York, saving the water and the energy here, have to children and women in third world countries? Many. Like a spider web our lives are a...

Victor, Youth Coalition

Let the champions be champions

Let the champions be champions This year’s Youth Supplement to the State of the World Population bears the title At the Frontier, signalling urgency. Victor Bernhardtz, co-author of the report, giv...

Richard, UNFPA

Don’t ignore half of humanity in the climate-change debate

While everyone’s talking about carbon credits and technological solutions to climate change, no one’s talking about the people who are going to be affected most: women. One of the rewards of be...

Eddie, Global Voices Online

Brave woman relocates 120 families in Papua New Guinea

Activist Ursula Rakova has been leading the way to raise funds to help relocate the residents from the Cataret Islands in Papua New Guinea, where it is estimated that by the year 2015 all of the islan...

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