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

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

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Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia, 30303
404-413-2880
archives@gsu.edu

July 2013



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Creation: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-24T16:32-0400

Collection Summary

Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library
Creator: Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment
Title: Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment Depo Diaries records
Dates: 1999-2008
Quantity: 0.8 linear feet
AbstractFormed 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.
Identification: W114
Language: English

Scope and Contents of the Records

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 (CWPE), 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.


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).


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the Georgia State University Library online catalog (GIL). Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Birth control--Georgia
Contraceptive drugs, Injectable
Medroxyprogesterone

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Administrative Information

Citation

[item], [folder title], Committee on Women, Population, and the Environment Depo Diaries records, W114, Archives for Research on Women and Gender. Special Collections and Archives Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Cara Page, July 2012.

Processing Information

Processed by Alex McGee, July 2013. EAD by Alex McGee.


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