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  • Six months on from the overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Six months on from the overturning of Roe v. Wade

    Yesterday would have marked the 50th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, had it not been overturned in June last year.

  • Conspiracy chaos: coronavirus, Bill Gates, the UN and population

    Conspiracy chaos: coronavirus, Bill Gates, the UN and population

    Over recent years, a growing proportion of Population Matters’ website traffic has been driven by rather odd search terms including “Bill Gates depopulation”, “Agenda 2030 population control”, and “depopulation coronavirus…

  • Family Planning is all about families getting ahead

    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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Joan Kembabazi: girls’ education is key

    Joan Kembabazi: girls’ education is key

    At the beginning of June, Sweden hosted the Stockholm+50 conference, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. Joan Kembabazi, one of our Choice Ambassadors, attended…

  • Tackling population growth in Nigeria: Interview with Chidera Benoit

    Tackling population growth in Nigeria: Interview with Chidera Benoit

    Nigeria has the largest population in Africa and is one of the fastest growing countries in the world, expected to become the third most populous by mid-century. This rapid growth,…

  • One river, many tributaries: Talking population in Kenya

    One river, many tributaries: Talking population in Kenya

    This month, Population Matters Director Robin Maynard attended the Population Conversation Symposium in Kilifi, Kenya. This key event, organised by local public health consultancy WellSense and supported by PM, brought…

  • Empower women, save the planet

    Empower women, save the planet

    Today is International Women’s Day with the theme “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”. The event aims to showcase how critical advancing women’s rights is to solving our environmental…

  • Biodiversity at a crossroads: why population matters

    Biodiversity at a crossroads: why population matters

    2022 is a big year for the natural world: a new international agreement will be agreed to combat global biodiversity loss. The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is intended to ensure…