Population Education Reviewer

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The Catholic Church and the Population Program
By Jose Nacieno p-40-44 CBCPS’s GUIDING PRINCIPLES
July 10, 1990

* First Principle: “Respect should be given to the sacredness of human life in all stages.” * Second Principle: “Marriage and the marital act have two aspects: the unitive and procreative” * Third Principle: Directly willed abortion, the use of abortifacients, sterilization and contraception are wrong in themselves. * FifthPrinciple: the Church advocates natural family planning as the only morally acceptable way. * Sixth Principle: the Church rejects the contraceptive mentality. * Seventh Principle: the Church teaches that the decision on the number of children lies solely
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First document of global significance to call attention to genderis critical importance in balancing the requirements of development and environment.

* Joachim Voss says that “The Philippines is one of the gender-equal patrs of the world.

= Girl’s and Women’s Education, Women Empowerment and Population Issues =
SOURCE: Population Eduaction Newsletter and Forum 1994.

* Benefits of Educating Girls and Women. 1.) Improve Overall Social and Economic Development 2.) Smaller Familysize and reduced Child Morality
“Educating girls is three times more likely to loewr familysize than eduycating boys. 3.) Improved Quality of Life and Family 4.) Greater Economic Productivity

* NGO Programs
(DIWA) Development Institute for Women in Asia-Pacific addressess issues of sexism and women’s discrimination.

Makabayang Kababaihan ng Masa Conducts feminist literacy programs for the city’s poor.

THE WOMEN’S LEGAL BUREAU a feminist legal source which fights for and protects women’s rights through the creative use of the law.

Center for Legislative Development Provides training and research on women’s particifation in politics. It serves as a link between women’s organization. And women public officials in legislative ageda setting implementation.

THE INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL STUDIES AND ACTION consults with NGO’s on women legislative
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