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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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

  • 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.

  • What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

    Today, 8 March, is International Women’s Day. At Population Matters, we celebrate our female supporters and we’d like to mark the day by asking them What does International Women’s Day mean to you?

  • Greenwashing: what is it and why does it matter?

    Greenwashing. You’ve almost certainly heard of it, but what exactly does it mean and what is being done about it? We look at the practice and why we should be vigilant against corporate claims to be “green”.

  • There are no climate change sceptics here! 

    Sani Ayouba is from Niger and runs the local branch of an African youth climate activism network, JVE. In this guest blog, he talks about the challenges he faced growing up, his childhood dreams and the important work he’s engaged in today.