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  • Gender equality by 2030? Not likely

    The 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women ended last week with a call from UN leaders to accelerate poverty eradication and provide necessary funding.

  • Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

    Florence Blondel, our Content and Campaigns Specialist, delves into the transformative impact of addressing the reproductive needs of young girls and women. 

  • Gender-based Violence, unplanned pregnancies and the condom conundrum

    Despite being acknowledged as a global public health issue by the World Health Organization, Violence Against Women and Girls or gender-based violence (GBV) continues around the world.

  • Menstruation, child marriage & fertility rates: the linkages

    Globally, 66% of girls, on average, know nothing about menstruation until menarche – their first period. This injustice contributes highly to early school dropouts, child marriage, and childbearing.

  • Joan Kembabazi: girls’ education is key

    At the beginning of June, Sweden hosted the Stockholm+50 conference, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. Joan Kembabazi, one of our Choice Ambassadors, attended…

  • One school, one tree at a time: climate campaigning in Uganda

    Voted Environmentalist of Tomorrow by CNN in 2021, Nyombi Morris is a climate change activist from Uganda. With a mission to educate and inspire young people, he’s one of our…

  • Progress in family planning – but a long road ahead

    Last week, Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released its annual report. The project is designed to enable 120 more million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries to use modern contraception…

  • Speaking out on climate change

    Population Matters’ Patron, Sir David Attenborough, is spearheading ‘The People’s Seat’ at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP24)  in Poland this December. In a short video by the UNFCC secretariat, Sir…

  • Campaigning for more UK aid for family planning

    Access to family planning services is vital to poverty reduction and the success of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). This was the message delivered by Population Matters volunteers, who spent…

  • Meet our new chief executive

    In December, Robin Maynard started work at Population Matters as our Interim CEO. In this interview, he explains why he is here and what he hopes to achieve. What’s your…