control policies are making a comeback across the globe despite
the fact that most countries have vouched to abide by the ICPD Platform
of Action, which upholds sexual and reproductive rights. Anti-women
stances and the reversal of sexual and reproductive rights are being
witnessed under different guises in different countries, but universally
they are part of heightened militarism and growing fundamentalist
positions of being adopted by almost all countries. Population control
ideology and policies have become a weapon/tool of national security.
While feminists and women's movements across the world, for over
a decade, have continually focused attention on the dangerous intersections
among reproductive rights, the resurgence of population politics
in the era of growing militarism has become an additional issue
that needs to be woven into these concerns.