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Population Media Center Blog

We love to tell stories, share news, and explore ways to create a sustainable planet with equal rights for all. We are AN ENTERTAINMENT ORGANIZATION THAT CHANGES LIVES.™

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July 29, 2021

EARTH OVERSHOOT DAY: Not a Cause for Celebration

July 29, 2021 —Our planet’s health and resources influence all of our lives, however, we are currently overusing (or overshooting) the use of Earth’s resources. This means our entire planet is running an ecological...

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close up on a pregnancy test in a person's hands.

June 14, 2021

Three Drivers of Unwanted Pregnancies: A Look at Our Work in Zambia

June 14, 2021 —Each day, there are approximately 382,000 births and 168,000 deaths. This accounts for a global net growth of over 200,000 people per day. Contraceptive use has slowly but steadily increased...

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May 27, 2021

Population Media Center Re-Writes Latest Birth Dearth Article

May 27, 2021 —Over the weekend of May 22 and 23, 2021, multiple people alerted PMC to an article in The New York Times titled "Long Slide Looms for World Population, With Sweeping Ramifications." Given the...

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February 5, 2021

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

February 5, 2021 —Female genital mutilation and cutting. It is dangerous and irreversible, violating basic rights and limiting women and girls' future opportunities around the world. It perpetuates an attitude that...

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Prevalence-of-Child-Marriage

December 10, 2020

The Prevalence of Child Marriage in Underdeveloped Nations

December 10, 2020 —Every year, approximately 15 million girls are married before they reach adulthood, according to the World Bank—this equates to one out of every five girls, with over 650 million women alive today...

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Bob Walker Speaking

November 24, 2020

Election Day is over. Now what? A Conversation with policy expert Bob Walker.

November 24, 2020 —On November 10, 2020, Robert Walker, President of the Population Institute, a subsidiary of Population Media Center (PMC), spoke with PMC’s Giving Circles members about the U.S. presidential...

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Goals of the Womens Rights Movement

November 12, 2020

Then and Now: Goals of the Women's Rights Movements

November 12, 2020 —Women’s rights have come a long way in the last 150 years.  Consider this: In the 1868 presidential election, when women didn’t have the right to vote, 172 Black and white women voted illegally to...

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Support Domestic Violence Survivors

September 17, 2020

Answer the Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls

September 17, 2020 —Gender-based violence (GBV) is a global pandemic, with one in three women experiencing some form of violence in their lifetime. Women’s rights organizations and advocates around the globe have...

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Infant Morbidity

September 10, 2020

The Sad Truth About U.S. Maternal Morbidity and What Can Be Done

September 10, 2020 —Our country’s maternal mortality rates (MMR) may not be top of mind right now, while our nation struggles to overcome COVID-19, an economic recession, systemic racism, and climate change. But...

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Eileen Crist

September 2, 2020

On Rational and Sacred Ground

September 2, 2020 —Eileen Crist is a member of PMC's Program Advisory Board. She is the author of numerous academic papers and popular writings. Her work focuses on biodiversity losses and the destruction of wild...

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