International Population Year

July 18, 1974

The 19th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 17-20 July, 1974 in Birmingham, England:

The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, meeting in its 19th Triennial Congress at Birmingham, 17-20 July 1974,

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

Believes that the responsibility for population problems 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 right to choose whether or not to have an abortion.

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

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