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News from Population Matters.

  • Megafauna Crisis

    Population growth is driving our most loved animals to extinction. Since 1970, the global human population has increased from 3.7 billion to over 8 billion in 2023, in the same time frame global wildlife populations have plummeted by 69% on average.

  • Pronatalists in Hungary, population talk in India, failure in New York

    September has been a busy month on the population front, and for the PM team. Head of Campaigns Alistair Currie rounds up the news.

  • The Ripple Effect: How Ongoing Crisis is Shaping South Sudan’s Landscape

    The ongoing Sudan crisis shows no signs of relenting. We explore the far-reaching consequences of the crisis on South Sudan, where we recently launched a new project.

  • No consent: No choice but to marry their kidnappers

    Marriage by capture is a cruel & repugnant practice. Our Communications Officer, Florence Blondel, looks at where this under-reported type of forced marriage is still prevalent.

  • Having one child: are only children lonely children?

    Although family sizes are shrinking across the world, having just one child is still often not a popular choice. Our Head of Campaigns, Alistair Currie, who is also a father-of-one, looks at reality and myth.

  • International Childfree Day: Childfree Stories

    To mark this year’s International Childfree Day, we are sharing some of our favourite testimonials from Population Matters supporters who have made the choice to live their lives without having children.

  • What is Community Fundraising?

    What is community fundraising? Well, it’s just that! Encouraging and collecting funds raised by our wonderful community – you, Population Matters’ supporters and members.

  • A positive nuisance

    This September, our Executive Director, Robin Maynard, will be moving on to pastures new after leading the organisation for seven years. Here, we are posting a recent interview he did with creative agency Made Thought.

  • A new report, an online event and awards aplenty

    World Population Day is always our busiest day of the year, and 2023 was no different. After taking a couple of days to decompress, we wanted to share some of the highlights with you.

  • World Population Day 2023: Change Champions

    To mark World Population Day 2023, we are once again giving awards to a new group of inspirational change-makers!