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News from Population Matters.

  • Family Planning is all about families getting ahead

    The Turimiquire Foundation in Venezuela, our Empower to Plan partner, is working hard to reach some of Latin America’s most marginalised communities. As Venezuela’s humanitarian crisis rages on, the organisation shares why family planning is so important for improving people’s lives and protecting the environment.

  • 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…

  • 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 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,…

  • A terrible human cost: Roe v. Wade overturned

    The US Supreme Court has overturned the Roe v. Wade decision which prevented states banning abortion. Twenty-six are now expected to introduce such bans, which will have terrible consequences for…

  • “I was refused for years”: accessing permanent birth control

    A few weeks ago, we shared a Buzzfeed article on our Facebook page about a woman celebrating her long-awaited sterilisation. The article resonated with a lot of our followers, mostly…

  • Conservation through education and family planning: Reporting from Colombia

    Between July 2021 and February 2022, Empower to Plan supported Women for Conservation in the provision of environmental education workshops and family planning clinics in biodiversity hotspots of Colombia. Our…

  • Reflections on motherhood

    On UK Mothers’ Day, Population Matters Communications Officer Florence Blondel reflects on being a new mother, harmful social expectations and pressures, her childhood in Uganda, and the power of choice….

  • From pulpit to politics: the Catholic Church’s influence on reproductive rights

    Last week, Pope Francis again weighed in on demographic change, this time accusing people who have pets but one or no children of selfishness. Refusing parenthood, according to the leader…

  • Elon Musk is wrong: we need smaller families

    Tech billionaire Elon Musk, who has just been named TIME’s person of the year, has once again urged people to have more babies, claiming that “population collapse” is the biggest…