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From Relief to Development: Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts

Though widespread sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) is often thought of as the product of political instability or conflict, its scope is much larger and more complex, said Heidi Lehmann, senior GBV technical advisor at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), at "From Relief to Development: Gender-Based Violence Interventions in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts," a June 4, 2008, meeting sponsored by the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program.

Fishing for Families: Evidence From the Philippines on Integrating Population and Environment in Development Programs

One of 17 megadiverse countries in the world and the global epicenter of marine biodiversity, the Philippines "is also one of the most imperiled environments in the world," said Leona D'Agnes at "Fishing for Families: Evidence From the Philippines on Integrating Population and Environment in Development Programs," a May 16, 2008, event hosted by the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP). D'Agnes, the technical advisor to PATH Foundation Philippines, Inc.

The Population Institute's 28th Annual Global Media Awards

The winners of the 2007 Global Media Awards for Excellence in Population Reporting:

Melclaire Sy Delfin (GMA Network)
Enie Ndoh Cecile (Social Forum)
Victor Billy Gama (Population Services International/Malawi)
Bill Ryerson (Population Media Center)
Jim Motavalli (E/The Environmental Magazine)
Mithre Sandrasagra (Inter Press Service)
Emily Douglas (RH Reality Check)
Ben Merens (Wisconsin Public Radio)
Don Cayo (Vancouver Sun)
Richard Grossman (The Durango Herald)

Book Discussion: Too Poor For Peace? Links Between Poverty, Conflict, Demography, and Environment

"The fight against poverty is not just one that we care greatly about for moral reasons," said Lael Brainard, vice president and director of The Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development Program at an October 5, 2007, discussion sponsored by the Environmental Change and Security Program.

The Role of Gender in Population, Health, and Environment Programs

Women in Tanzania who buy fish to feed their families or sell in the market must often have sex with local fishermen before they are allowed to make their purchases. According to Elin Torell, a coastal management specialist with the University of Rhode Island's Coastal Resources Center, this "entry to buy fish" is one example of gender norms' influence over diverse aspects of life.

The Population Institute's 27th Annual Global Media Awards

The Environmental Change and Security Program Report—the annual report from the Environmental Change and Security Program (ECSP)—was recently named the winner of the Population Institute's 27th Annual Global Media Award for Best Population Journal.

Health Provision in Fragile Settings: A Stabilizing Force?

Strengthening public health systems can help foster good governance, encourage reform, and improve stability in fragile settings, said Emmanuel d'Harcourt of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), at the fourth meeting in the Environmental Change and Security Program's Health, Population, and Fragility series.

Finding Balance: Results from a Population-Environment Success Story in Madagascar

Ecological "hotspots"—land areas richest in biodiversity and most threatened by human activity—comprise 12 percent of the planet's land surface and hold nearly 20 percent of the world's population. Madagascar, an island country off the east coast of Africa, is a prime example. With 90 percent of its natural rainforest already destroyed, Madagascar's rapid population growth of 2.9 percent annually is far outpacing its natural resources and ability to produce food.

Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health: Part 4 of 6

"Contraception and Women's Health in the Maghreb," the fourth meeting in the Islam, Gender, and Reproductive Health series sponsored by The Middle East Program and Environmental Change and Security Project and supported by USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health and the Interagency Gender Working Group, featured anthropologist Dr. Lilia Labidi of the University of Tunis and Dr.

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