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Women at the Center: Linking Population, Health and Environment for a Healthy World
January 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
January 2017 WEN event
Tuesday, January 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SF Environment, 1455 Market St, Suite 1200
Women are disproportionately affected by poor environment, health conditions and infrastructure. Empowering women and girls is central to improving not only their lives but also for effective and long-lasting community development and conservation.
Learn how supporting women’s rights and linking multiple sectors such as conservation and health can better address the complex connection between humans, their health and the environment. From Borneo to Uganda, we can help ensure the health of nature and the communities that rely on it through the integrated Population, Health and Environment development model.
Join us for a talk with WEN board member Suzanne York, Director of Transition Earth, on innovative approaches that are changing lives around the world.
6:00-6:30: Registration, meet and greet, enjoy refreshments
7:15-8pm: Structured Networking
Suzanne York has reported on international human rights, globalization, and environmental issues for nearly two decades. Previously Suzanne was Senior Writer and Program Director with the Institute for Population Studies in Berkeley, California, where her work focused on the interconnectedness of population growth with women’s empowerment, human rights, consumption, alternative economies, and the environment. She is the author of several reports, including Peoples’ Rights, Planet’s Rights: Holistic Approaches to a Sustainable Population and Prioritizing the PHE Approach: Linking Population, Health, and Environment for a Better World. As research director with the International Forum on Globalization, Suzanne was a contributing author to Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples’ Resistance to Economic Globalization. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from American University and a B.A. in Business Administration from Portland State University. Suzanne is on the leadership team of the Sierra Club’s Global Population and Environment National Committee.