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Do We Really Have Eight Billion Opportunities?
8 billion strong, 8 billion possibilities, 8 billion innovators. That’s the messaging coming from the UN in recent weeks as we edge towards 8 billion people on the planet. But…
A job or a child: India’s coercive population policies
In some states in India, people face sanctions for having more than two children. We lift the lid on this coercive policy and assess the risk of it being extended to other areas.
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
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
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
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…
The core of the problem: consumption
At Population Matters, we’ve long intended to launch a campaign targeting overconsumption. At the heart of the environmental crisis that threatens all our futures are our excessive demands on the…
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
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
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…