PRB staff are organizing engaging sessions and offering their expertise at the 2018 Population Association of America meetings in Denver from April 25-April 28. Join us for a popular session on communicating with policymakers and the media or a new member-initiated session on reproductive health and women’s empowerment.

FEATURING

WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT AND FAMILY PLANNING

Member-Initiated Session
Friday, April 27, 10:00am– 12:00pm
Plaza Ballroom D
Sheraton-Denver Downtown

This session will explore the current evidence on the relationship between women’s economic empowerment, reproductive health, and family planning, as well as how this evidence can inform policymaking. Speakers will make brief presentations on findings from research conducted in a range of countries, including Bangladesh, Ghana, and Colombia. A short keynote from Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA’s Executive Director will address the question: why and how a focus on women’s economic empowerment can advance policy and human rights agendas in women’s reproductive health. The session will end with an opportunity for the audience to engage with speakers in a panel-style question and answer segment.

Refreshments will be served.



PRB Presentations and Events

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Welcome Mixer / Exhibit Hall
We invite PRB Fellows to the PRB Booth (412 & 414) for a special alumni gift.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 26
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Poster Session 3: Population, Development, and Environment; Data and Methods
Family Planning: A Key Factor of Building Resilience through an Integrated Population, Health, Environment (PHE) Project in Western Tanzania
Plaza Exhibit
Co-Author: Kristen P. Patterson, program director,
People, Health, Planet, International Programs

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Session 98: Household Environment and Health: Examples From India
Plaza Court 5
Co-Organizer: Toshiko Kaneda, senior research associate, International Programs

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Applied Demography Reception
Tower Court D
Co-sponsor: PAA’s Committee on Applied Demography

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 27
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Women’s Economic Empowerment and Family Planning
Plaza Ballroom D
Co-Organizer: Heidi Worley, program director, International Programs

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Session 144: Population and Environment in Developing Countries
Governor’s Square 9
Chair: Toshiko Kaneda, senior research associate, International Programs

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 28
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Effect of Reproductive Health Improvements on Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Review From the Population-Poverty Lens
Director’s Row H
Co-Author: Marlene Lee, senior program director, International Programs