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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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March 5, 2020

The End of Population Growth Depends on Lower Ideal Family Size

March 5, 2020 —Population Media Center (PMC) works on many issues related to the rights of women and girls, population size and growth, and environmental sustainability. In the population category, we have strong...

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February 20, 2020

Eugenics? Population Control? Nope — Reproductive Choice and Resources

February 20, 2020 —Caitlin Fendley, a PhD candidate at Purdue University, penned a curious, but ultimately constructive population-related essay this week. It was published in the Washington Post on February 17th. If...

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February 17, 2020

Gender Equality — A Human Right with Universal Benefits

February 17, 2020 —How well a society treats its women is one of the strongest indicators of the success and health of that society. Discrimination against women and girls occurs in many forms — gender-based violence,...

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October 30, 2019

Social Norms in Zambia: Up Against Some of the Fiercest Competition

October 30, 2019 —Since our founding, Population Media Center has understood the importance of social norms for a sustainable future. In fact, our Theory of Change is built around Albert Bandura’s Social Learning...

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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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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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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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