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  • A job or a child: India’s coercive population policies

    A job or a child: India’s coercive population policies

    While many people associate “population control” with preventing people from having children, our Gilead Watch campaign exposes how some countries and politicians are restricting – or seeking to restrict –…

  • Population news from around the globe

    Population news from around the globe

    With the birth of the planet’s 8 billionth person just around the corner (15 November), conversations around population growth are becoming ever harder to ignore. The facts are striking; half…

  • Nature needs a helping hand

    Nature needs a helping hand

    The Living Planet Report was jointly released today by WWF and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), revealing that on average wildlife populations have dropped 69% since 1970, a stark…

  • Human numbers soar, birds plummet

    Human numbers soar, birds plummet

    The fifth edition of BirdLife’s publication, State of the World’s Birds, was released last week. The report details the condition of the world’s bird populations, many of which face extinction…

  • Celebrating Those Advancing Women’s Rights

    Celebrating Those Advancing Women’s Rights

    As we reported in June this year, blocking abortion access has a terrible human cost. The overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which prevented states in the USA…

  • Gender Equality 86 Years Away

    Gender Equality 86 Years Away

    At the current rate of progress, full gender equality will be achieved in the year 2108, according to a new UN report released yesterday. Why has so little headway been…

  • Rajasthan Rising: the Indian girl-led movement

    Rajasthan Rising: the Indian girl-led movement

    Over the first six months of 2022, Empower to Plan funds helped to grow a collective of 5,000 girls determined to end child marriage in India. The Rajasthan Rising movement…

  • 2022: A BIG YEAR FOR GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

    2022: A BIG YEAR FOR GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY

    In December this year, a new international agreement will be adopted by the world’s nations to combat global biodiversity loss. The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is intended to ensure that by 2050…

  • Earth Overshoot Day – what can we all do?

    Earth Overshoot Day – what can we all do?

    Earth Overshoot Day tells us that we are not just exhausting the resources of the planet on which we depend, but are accelerating the pace. Campaigner Maureen Medina looks at…

  • As progress continues to falter, how do the SDGs get back on track?

    As progress continues to falter, how do the SDGs get back on track?

    The UN’s Sustainable Development Report – updated annually and now in its 7th iteration – details the progress made against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals which aim to achieve decent…