September 29, 2011 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
Borneo’s Gunung Palung National Park is a microcosm of both the island’s ecological wealth and vulnerability. More than half of the park is undisturbed forest; the remainder, however, “is being torn down day after day” at an alarming rate, said Health in Harmony’s Nichol Simpson at an event on integrated approaches to population, health, and environment (PHE) programs in Indonesia.
September 28, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
“What policymakers everywhere have to understand is that women’s empowerment...is the solution not only for women’s issues but to many of our developmental problems as well.”
September 27, 2011 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Maternal morbidities – illnesses and injuries that do not kill but nevertheless seriously affect a woman’s health – are a critical, yet frequently neglected, dimension of safe motherhood.
September 26, 2011 // 9:00am — 11:00am
The Third Pole – an area of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau and home to the largest reserve of fresh water outside the Arctic and Antarctic – is a region familiar to both earthquakes and dam projects. This irreconcilable reality is at the center of an emerging debate, raising environmental and security concerns as regional governments scramble for clean energy resources and control over a precious water source.
September 23, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:15pm
Women and water are inextricably linked around the world. Responsibility for fetching and using water commonly rests – quite literally – on the shoulders of women and girls. This burden exacts a high toll across sectors, negatively impacting health, education, economy, agriculture, gender equity, and political stability.
September 22, 2011 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Population Action International will screen the documentary Weathering Change, which follows four women from around the world - Ethiopia, Nepal, and Peru - as they struggle to care for their families in the face of increasing crop failures and water scarcity.
September 22, 2011 // 8:30am — 12:15pm
Panelists discussed whether the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is in the national interest. The discussion took place as federal agencies and the public submit comments in the 90-day review period, following the State Department's release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
September 19, 2011 // 1:30pm — 5:30pm
Few nations are more at risk from climate change’s destructive effects than Bangladesh.
September 15, 2011 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Gender and Islam in Africa examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts in order to empower themselves and their societies. African women, it argues, have promoted the ideals and practices of equality, human rights, and democracy within the framework of Islamic thought, challenging conventional conceptualizations of the religion as gender-constricted and patriarchal.
The Environment and Human Rights: the International Community’s Responses to Emerging Local and Global Challenges
September 14, 2011 // 11:00am — 1:00pm
This event will address the interrelation between environmental damage and human rights, and examine how the international community—and in particular the UN—has approached this issue at a local and global level and discuss possible ways to optimize approaches and processes.