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MENSTRUATION, CHILD MARRIAGE & FERTILITY RATES: THE LINKAGES
UNFPA description of period poverty
The struggle many low-income women and girls face while trying to afford menstrual products. The term also refers to the increased economic vulnerability women and girls face due the financial burden posed by menstrual supplies. These include not only menstrual pads and tampons, but also related costs such as pain medication and underwear. Period poverty does not only affect women and girls in developing countries; it also affects women in wealthy, industrialized countries.
Pronatalism in the UK: should we be worried?
The recent NatCon convention attracted a lot of newspaper column inches and backbencher Miriam Cates made a bit of a splash with a speech focusing on the importance of having children. Is there anything to be wary about here?
Springing into Action for our Planet
Today is the International Day of Biodiversity, which marks the end of Population Matters’ Spring Action Month. What a month it has been! Here’s a quick recap of some of the highlights.
6 months and 35 million more people
6 months after 8 billion day, and we’ve added another 35 million to the world’s population. Here’s how PM has spent that 6 months.
We cannot wait for solutions: Choice ambassador Nyombi Morris at the UN
PM Change Champion Nyombi Morris discusses his experience of attending the UN’s Commission for Population and Development session in New York.
David Attenborough’s greatest achievement
Population Matters Patron Sir David Attenborough turns an impressive 97 years old on 8 May. The beloved broadcaster has much to be proud of and it is probably no exaggeration…
Sustainable population: the Earth4All approach
Earth4All’s recent People and Planet report is the latest attempt at modelling sustainable population projections through the 21st century. It caused a number of over-hyped newspaper headlines, but are its projections of a significant fall in population by 2100 plausible?
Population matters at the Commission on Population & Development
Discussing the vital impact that investing in education has on promoting opportunity & prosperity, gender equality & environmental sustainability
Breaking the Barriers: Empowering Pakistani Women
Laraib Abid works in Pakistan to increase healthcare, family planning access and opportunities for women and girls.
Empowering young people in Albania
In Albania, the Youth Voice Network of Organisations (YVNO) has been working to mobilise the potential of its young people to contribute to and improve their own futures.