Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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The Catholic Network on Population and Development is currently developing a research project that seeks to identify the coded understandings that underpin the widely-used concepts of 'gender', 'sexual and reproductive health' (SRH) and 'reproductive rights' (RR)).  The aim is to suggest ways in which such insights might facilitate a deeper engagement between global development discourses and religious (especially Catholic) discourses on gender.  If you would like to be involved with this research, please contact me on

Thursday, 15 January 2015

The aim of this network is to bring together academics, practitioners and policy makers to develop and share research on concerns relating to the question, 'How can the Church play a more mainstream and significant role in public debate on population and responsible parenthood?'

Over the coming months, we intend to develop this site as a resource for all Catholics seeking to make an informed contribution to the Church's policies and practices around issues of human well-being, the family, population and development. Please go to the links above to find out more about specific issues.

Our first project is to develop a resource relating to the October 2015 Synod on the Family, including guidance for those wanting to respond to the questionnaire being circulated in preparation for the Synod.