Breaking Silos: Ending the Silence on Population and Reproductive Health and Rights

Report authors:
Céline Delacroix
Karen Hardee
J. Joseph Speidel

Thirty years on from the Cairo conference on population and development, is it time for a fresh look at the links between population and reproductive rights? This report analyses the impact of population growth on vulnerable communities and examines the challenges and opportunities arising from the linkages between sustainable development, reproductive justice and demographic change.This independent report was funded by the Weeden Foundation and publication was co-ordinated by Population Matters.

The authors:

  • Céline Delacroix - Senior Fellow, The Population Institute, USA. Adjunct Professor, The University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Céline Delacroix is a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa’s School of Health Sciences. She is the Director of the FP/Earth project with the Population Institute. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on analyzing how family planning, population size, and environmental sustainability intersect and are perceived.

  • Karen Hardee - President, Hardee Associates. A social demographer for over 30 years, Dr. Hardee, president of Hardee Associates, has extensive technical and leadership experience working with a range of bilateral and multilateral development organizations, nongovernmental organizations and as a consultant on family planning and reproductive health; rights-based programming; gender; global development and climate change; policy and program development; research; and evaluation.

  • J. Joseph Speidel -. Senior Fellow, The Population Institute, USA. Professor emeritus, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco. Joseph Speidel MD, MPH, is a board certified public health physician and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard College Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications on health and population including the book The Building Blocks of Health–How to Optimize Wellness with a Lifestyle Checklist.