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Population Media Center Blog

PMC publications are designed to explain what we do, how we do it, and why it matters.

Find blog posts below and other publications listed to the right. We invite you to suggest blog ideas!


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October 1, 2019

#ClimateStrikes: A Movement Against Collapse that Calls Out All of Us

October 1, 2019 —Greta Thunberg doesn’t want to lead this movement. She doesn’t want to be the leader of the climate change crusaders. She doesn’t want to be the tip of the spear. She doesn’t want to be a hero. She...

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September 17, 2019

Reflections on Thomas Malthus

September 17, 2019 —Amongst economists it’s currently fashionable to downgrade Thomas Malthus.

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August 26, 2019

The Forgotten Women of the Suffrage Movement

August 26, 2019 —The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was certified on August 26, 1920. This amendment states that the right of U.S. citizens to vote shall not be denied or abridged on account of sex.  It was...

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August 19, 2019

PMC-Nepal’s Resident Representative Answers Questions on Child Marriage, Girls’ Education

August 19, 2019 —In June, The New York Times released an article broadly examining child marriage in Nepal. To gather information, reporters Bhadra Sharma and Kai Schultz interviewed children who had been recently...

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July 1, 2019

World Population Day 2019 - The Pros and Cons of the Cairo Consensus

July 1, 2019 —The Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development, colloquially known as the Cairo Consensus, was adopted in 1994. The lengthy document still serves as the...

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June 12, 2019

Don't Walk That Plank: Managing Catastrophic Risk

June 12, 2019 —A new situational analysis of humanity’s climate predicament, published by a think-tank in Australia (Breakthrough National Centre for Climate Restoration), has drawn criticism from some fellow...

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May 7, 2019

Putting Audiences at the Center of All We Do

May 7, 2019 —The roots of Population Media Center’s program design stretch back 50 years. It was in the early 1970’s that Miguel Sabido, VP for Research at the Televisa network in Mexico, concluded that...

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April 18, 2019

Earth Day: Inherently Revolutionary

April 18, 2019 —For many environmentalists, there are few things that provoke a deeper sense of cynicism than Earth Day itself. During the modern environmental movement’s “formative years” – basically the 1970's –...

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April 15, 2019

Kasamba's Story, PMC-Zambia writer

April 15, 2019 —In 1981, a little girl joined the Syakantu family tree in a small town in the Southern part of Zambia. Kasamba was the last born in a family of six. For as long as she can remember, everyone called...

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March 19, 2019

Helping Each Woman Tell #HerStory: Women’s History Month

March 19, 2019 —It was the start of eighth grade. I sat in a row of the uncomfortable chairs and desks, just like everyone else. When my history teacher asked, “Does anyone notice anything peculiar about the word...

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