International Population Year 19th congress, Birmingham, U.K. July 1977

August 13, 1977

The 20th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 11-15 August, 1977 in Tokyo, Japan:

Aware that the year 1974 has been declared World Population Year by the United Nations 25th General Assembly, and the work done during this year may have a decisive influence on our future.

Believes that the responsibility for population problem is the concern of men and women alike in all countries and that attempts to motivate for preventive measures should be directed at both men and women.

Believes that information about male sterilization should be widely spread in both developing and industrialized countries, and

Believes also that women should have the legal right to choose whether or not to have an abortion.

Health Human Rights Sexual and Reproductive Rights United Nations Women's Human Rights International Resolution

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