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IPS Interviews Director Of IPPF Western Hemisphere Ahead Of LAC Population Conference

Inter Press Service correspondent Diana Cariboni interviews Carmen Barroso, director for the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, ahead of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, taking place Aug. 12-15 in Montevideo, the Uruguayan capital. “Latin America has long been in the vanguard in the promotion of women’s rights, and still is today, Barroso … tells IPS in this interview,” the news service writes, adding, “For that reason she does not believe there will be any backsliding at the first session of the [conference].” According to the interview transcript, Barroso highlights the issues that could potentially “stand in the way of a consensus” at the event, reflects on the evolution of the “civil society groups that have formed part of this process in the last two decades,” and examines the issue of teenage pregnancy, among other topics (8/14).