In just two months, world leaders will gather in Rio to hammer out a new set of agreements on what sustainable development means, and more importantly, how both rich and developing nations can get there before it’s too late. Day by day, the buzz is building around this historic Earth Summit. But there’s a problem: The big plans being hatched for the occasion -- nicknamed Rio+20 -- leave women out.
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Carmen Barroso has led the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region since 2003, combining quality health services with powerful advocacy in defense of sexual and reproductive rights. Previously, she served for 12 years as Director of the Population & Reproductive Health Program of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.