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Women's Health, Earth's Health

More stories on refugees: Pages 1 | 2 | 3

The disasters that send environmental refugees fleeing their homes are exacerbated by growing population and poverty. More than 120 million women worldwide would like help in planning the size of their families, but lack access to contraception. Families are smaller and children are healthier when women are given economic opportunities, but more than two-thirds of the world's poorest citizens are women.

The Sierra Club's Global Population Stabilization Program promotes small loans, job training, and family planning for women everywhere. It has produced a handsome booklet of postcards that tell the stories of individual women from many countries-and includes preprinted messages ready for mailing to your senators and representative. To get your free copy of Women's Health/Earth's Health, e-mail your mailing address to population@sierraclub.org, or call (202) 547-1141.


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