Category Archives: Environment & Society

Women’s Major Group “Disappointed and Outraged” at the Rio+20 Outcomes

By Seyyada A Burney

Last week’s Rio+20 Conference brought together 50,000 NGOs, policymakers, and activists from around the world to discuss sustainability. Unfortunately, many groups, including organizations that support reproductive health and women’s rights, went home disappointed with the final outcome document, The Future We Want. In a statement released … Continue Reading ››

Al Jazeera Video: “G20 Leaders Discuss Brazil’s Slums”

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 … Continue Reading ››

Women and Sustainability: Global Advocates Concerned by Language About Women and Reproductive Rights

Nourishing the Planet is collaborating with Women Deliver to highlight the important role of women, youth, and reproductive and sexual rights in sustainable development at this week’s Rio+20 conference.

Many women’s health and rights groups believe there are critical gaps in the draft Rio+20 … Continue Reading ››

Women and Sustainability: Women and Business Development at Rio+20 – An Interview with Tess Mateo

Nourishing the Planet is collaborating with Women Deliver to highlight the important role of women, youth, and reproductive and sexual rights in sustainable development at the upcoming Rio+20 conference.

Name: Tess Mateo

Tess Mateo speaks on the importance of women's business development. (Photo … Continue Reading ››