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  • Education: The key to health, empowerment and equality

    Ekaterina Zhelenkova, researcher & doctoral candidate, discusses the importance of education to development and quality of life.

  • Addressing gender disparities and promoting equality

    Joan Kembabazi is the founder of the Ugandan organisation Gufasha Girls Foundation and a Population Matters Choice Ambassador. In July 2023, we were delighted to assist her to attend the Women Deliver Conference.

  • Earth Overshoot Day: Five ways we can move the date

    Every year, Earth Overshoot Day marks the day when humanity has consumed all the resources that the planet can produce over the entire year. This year it falls on 2 August.

  • A warning, an apology and a promise

    Decades as a medical professional and environmental activist makes Population Matters’ Patron John Guillebaud well placed to talk about population and the need for voluntary family planning and women’s education.

  • Space to Live: A Journey of Discovery

    Over 19 minutes, Nastaran Rahnama tells a beautiful story detailing her journey to discover the extent of our human impact on the natural world.

  • The fight for abortion rights in the US

    Today, the 24 June, marks one year since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States. In this guest post, Grace Long of the US-based organisation Population Connection takes us through the devastating impact on millions of Americans.

  • The plague of plastic, but new global treaty brings hope

    Did you know that nearly 80% of plastics end up in landfill or the ocean? That’s why this year, World Environment Day turns its focus to plastics and the practical solutions needed to solve this global problem. We asked John Higginson, editor-in-chief of Plastic Free Post, to tell us more.

  • 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.

  • Breaking the Barriers: Empowering Pakistani Women

    Laraib Abid works in Pakistan to increase healthcare, family planning access and opportunities for women and girls.

  • 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.