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News from Population Matters.

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    Going global on World Population Day

    This World Population Day, 11 July 2019, Population Matters went global by running events in three continents. Thanks to our supporters and allies, we had a very successful day in…

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    Sustainable development needs sustainable population

    Placeholder lead On World Population Day 2019, Population Matters is launching our new petition calling on United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres to turn the UN’s attention to the need for…

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    Human population density main driver of nature loss in Africa

    A new study reveals that rapid human population growth is the biggest driver of environmental degradation in African countries, highlighting the urgent need for greater investment in family planning as…

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    Condoms cut carbon – Population Matters at the Mass Climate Lobby

    Decked in giant condom robes, Population Matters and supporters attended the mass lobby for climate and the environment in London yesterday, highlighting the urgent need for smaller families. Around 12,000…

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    Trump’s Global Gag Rule is killing people

    A new report reveals the extent of the damage caused by President Trump’s global family planning funding cuts. Vulnerable women and girls around the world are being deprived of vital…

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    Small families around the world share their thoughts

    We asked people why they chose to have small families and were overwhelmed by the hundreds of testimonials we received from around the world. Both parents and child-free people shared…

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    State of the World Population: Women and girls left behind

    The latest UNFPA State of the World Population report highlights widespread and persistent gender inequality, with hundreds of millions of women around the world still unable to control how many children…

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    Population growth slows progress towards Sustainable Development Goals, says UN

    The world is not on track to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals because efforts to implement them have not kept pace with rapid human population growth, according to the United Nations….

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    Gender equality boosts teen contraceptive use

    A new study published in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health shows that a country’s progress towards gender equity is reflected in greater use of contraceptives among its adolescents. Previous research…

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    Will the world run out of people?

    Empty Planet by Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson makes the startling claim that far from increasing by billions as experts predict, global population will peak below 9 billion and start…