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Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment Depo Diaries records

 Collection
Identifier: W114
The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, and printed materials pertaining to the organization and activities of the Depo Diaries, a national storytelling project of the Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment, 1999-2008. Files include forms and questionnaires for participants in the project, promotional flyers, meeting minutes, and printed materials pertaining to reproductive justice and other CWPE activities.

Dates

  • 1999-2008

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Abstract:

Formed in 2001, the Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment is a multi-racial alliance of feminist community organizers, scholarly activists, and health practitioners committed to promoting the social and economic empowerment of women in a context of global peace and justice; and to eliminating poverty. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, and printed materials pertaining to the organization and activities of the Depo Diaries, a national storytelling project documenting the contraceptive Depo-Provera.

Historical Note about the Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment

Formed in 2001, the Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment (CWPE), a multi-racial alliance of feminist community organizers, scholarly activists, and health practitioners, is committed to promoting the social and economic empowerment of women in a context of global peace and justice; and to eliminating poverty. As an organization, CWPE supports women's right to safe, voluntary birth control and abortion, while strongly opposing demographically driven population policies, challenging the belief that population growth is the primary cause of environmental degradation, conflict, and growing poverty, working to provide a broader analysis that reflects the complexity of these issues.

CWPE works to build partnerships with community organizers, scholar-activists, and health practitioners to accomplish its political goals, coordinating three task forces: the Dangerous Contraceptive Task Force; the Immigration, Environment, and Gender Task Force; and the Gender, Eugenics, and Biotechnology Task Force. These are the vehicles through which CWPE builds strong coalitions to challenge oppressive population control policies. In addition, CWPE also coordinates three critical initiatives designed to address and undermine reproductive violence and increase reproductive self-determination: Stop C.R.A.C.K.!, Depo Diaries, and Stop Sex Selection!.

Depo Diaries was a national storytelling project with an emphasis on reproductive justice with the goal of uncovering a more accurate picture of the range and kinds of side effects women experience from Depo-Provera (trademarked name of medroxyprogesterone, an injected contraceptive).

Acquisition Information

Donated by Cara Page, July 2012.

Online Availability:

The entirety of the Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment Depo Diaries records have been digitized and are available online at the Georgia State University Library Digital Collections, Archives for Research on Women and Gender page.

Processing Information

Processed by Alex McGee, July 2013. Electronic finding aid created by Alex McGee, September 2013.
Title
Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment Depo Diaries:
Subtitle
A Guide to the Collection at Georgia State University Library
Status
completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
July 2013
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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