Nourishing the Planet Director Danielle Nierenberg was featured on Al Jazeera English where she called for increased emphasis on women’s health and reproductive rights at the Rio+20 Conference.
“If women have access to the resources they need…they can make a real impact,” said Nierenberg. “Study after study shows that the more women are educated, the fewer children they have.”
The 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, took place this week just miles from sprawling slums like Manguinhoes, where lack of access to contraceptives or reproductive health services has caused rapid population growth.
What innovations or programs do you know of that are advancing women’s health and reproductive rights?