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  • Fighting floods, patriarchy and child marriage in Pakistan

    Fighting floods, patriarchy and child marriage in Pakistan

    An estimated 1,325 people have died in Pakistan’s floods, including 466 children. These are girls and boys whose dreams were cut short by a changing climate and communities who are…

  • 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…

  • Population Matters sends “Fake News” award to Elon Musk

    Population Matters sends “Fake News” award to Elon Musk

    As we have previously reported, the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, has an increasing preoccupation with population. With his tweets and comments showing no sign of diminishing or becoming more…

  • Exploring the links between environment and human well-being

    Exploring the links between environment and human well-being

    In June, Population Matters’ Researcher and Policy Adviser Monica Scigliano travelled to Finland to present a paper at the Planetary Futures of Health and Wellbeing conference. In this blog post,…

  • 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…

  • THE CLIMATE CRISIS: ETHICAL POPULATION ACTION A KEY SOLUTION

    THE CLIMATE CRISIS: ETHICAL POPULATION ACTION A KEY SOLUTION

    In late June, Project Drawdown, the world-leading study of climate change solutions, published updated information on a range of solutions to reduce carbon emissions globally. Family planning and education, resulting…

  • The work of Na’leb’ak – local change-makers in Guatemala

    The work of Na’leb’ak – local change-makers in Guatemala

    Na’leb’ak is a team of local change-makers that empowers girls and engages communities about family planning in rural indigenous Guatemala. A past Empower to Plan partner, Na’leb’ak received a £5,500 grant from Population Matters,…