Our work at the International Conference on Family Planning 2018, Rwanda

  The International Conference on Family Planning is the leading global reproductive health conference. This year, members of the Population & Sustainability Network were represented in significant numbers. For the first time, at this biennial conference, there was explicit reference to and focus on Population Health and Environment programmes, with the Network heavily involved in […]

PSN at Women Deliver 2016

SOURCE: PSN Last week, PSN attended the Women Deliver conference, the world’s largest global conference on the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women. We joined several of our Network members for a side-event focussing on the importance of the integration of gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights and climate change issues.   […]

Abortion rates in developing countries remain unchanged since 1990, new Lancet report shows

Source: Guttmacher Institute Abortion rates have declined significantly across most developed regions between 1990 and 2014 but they remained largely unchanged in developing regions, highlighting the continued effort needed to improve women’s access to unrestricted sexual and reproductive health rights, services and information.   A new study, “Abortion incidence between 1990 and 2014: global, regional, […]

PSN’s call for gender day at COP21

On COP21’s gender day, PSN calls for a global agreement on climate change that is equitable and gender-responsive and recognises the important role of women in climate solutions.   Hear our call Climate change does not affect men and women equally. Though some may argue that natural disasters such as floods do not discriminate, but rather wash […]

COP 21: Breaking the silos for a healthier planet – addressing reproductive health matters to build climate resilient communities

SOURCE: PSN PSN is the secretariat of the Population and Sustainable Development Alliance. On 1st December PSN joined several PSDA member organisations at the COP 21 climate change conference in Paris, for a side-event focusing on the importance of access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in building climate resilient communities. PSDA panel […]

PSN chairs UK London Launch of the 2015 FP2020 Progress Report

SOURCE: PSN PSN’s Karen Newman chaired the virtual launch of the FP2020 progress report at an event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offices in London.   The event was co-organised by Marie Stopes International, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the HIV/AIDS Alliance and Plan UK. Highlights from the FP2020 progress report, which […]

August 13th is Earth Overshoot Day this year

SOURCE: Earth Overshoot In less than eight months, humanity has used up nature’s budget for the entire year, with carbon sequestration making up more than half of the demand on nature, according to data from Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.   Credit: Global Footprints Network […]

PSN and PSDA give evidence at UK parliamentary hearings ‘Population Dynamics in the Post-2015 World’

SOURCE: PSN PSN’s Coordinator, Karen Newman, and Policy and Advocacy Manager, Sarah Fisher, gave a presentation this week at the UK Houses of Parliament, providing evidence on the linkages between population dynamics, reproductive health and sustainable development.   Credit: Peter Morgan via Flickr Looking to the future “Population dynamics set the scale and scope of […]