: Development

News from Population Matters.

  • Advocating for the rights of girls and women

    The 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) took place in March. Population Matters’ Choice Ambassador Joan Kembabazi was there and here she reports back on her experiences, which included moderating a UNICEF side event.

  • The lingering anxiety around the “p” word

    On the 30th anniversary of the landmark adoption of the Programme of Action in Cairo, people gathered in New York last week to share their successes and challenges in tackling population issues over the past three decades. Our Content and Campaigns Specialist, Florence Blondel, was there.

  • Building Population Matters’ momentum internationally

    In this blog post, our Content and Campaigns Specialist, Florence Blondel, shows how we’ve already established ourselves as one of the leading voices in population and development through collaborative efforts.

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    Exploring the links between people, their health and the environment

    Population, Health and Environment is a development approach that recognises the links between local communities, their health and the natural resources upon which they depend. This week, we co-hosted an event to find out more.

  • Gender equality by 2030? Not likely

    The 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women ended last week with a call from UN leaders to accelerate poverty eradication and provide necessary funding.

  • Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

    Florence Blondel, our Content and Campaigns Specialist, delves into the transformative impact of addressing the reproductive needs of young girls and women. 

  • Ending the Silence on Population and Reproductive Rights

    A new independent report has been released looking at the continuing reluctance to talk about reproductive rights and population as interconnected topics.

  • Education: Investment, Inequalities and Policies 

    Education is the major driver behind reducing poverty, propelling development and lowering fertility rates. But how should investment in education be approached?

  • Unemployment, insecurity and inequality: Talking population in Nigeria

    Last week, the Nigeria Population Conversation took place in Abuja. We report on the event, the work of our partners and how the Nigerian media reported events.

  • Empowering citizens through contraception

    The European Contraception Policy Atlas is an annual report that monitors access to modern contraception in the continent. Take a look at this year’s rankings.