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News from Population Matters.

  • Pronatalists in Hungary, population talk in India, failure in New York

    September has been a busy month on the population front, and for the PM team. Head of Campaigns Alistair Currie rounds up the news.

  • No consent: No choice but to marry their kidnappers

    Marriage by capture is a cruel & repugnant practice. Our Communications Officer, Florence Blondel, looks at where this under-reported type of forced marriage is still prevalent.

  • Education: The key to health, empowerment and equality

    Ekaterina Zhelenkova, researcher & doctoral candidate, discusses the importance of education to development and quality of life.

  • Addressing gender disparities and promoting equality

    Joan Kembabazi is the founder of the Ugandan organisation Gufasha Girls Foundation and a Population Matters Choice Ambassador. In July 2023, we were delighted to assist her to attend the Women Deliver Conference.

  • International Childfree Day: Childfree Stories

    To mark this year’s International Childfree Day, we are sharing some of our favourite testimonials from Population Matters supporters who have made the choice to live their lives without having children.

  • A warning, an apology and a promise

    Decades as a medical professional and environmental activist makes Population Matters’ Patron John Guillebaud well placed to talk about population and the need for voluntary family planning and women’s education.

  • A new report, an online event and awards aplenty

    World Population Day is always our busiest day of the year, and 2023 was no different. After taking a couple of days to decompress, we wanted to share some of the highlights with you.

  • People power not state power – population policies that work 

    We take a look at some of the population policies around the world which gave people choices and improved their lives.

  • The fight for abortion rights in the US

    Today, the 24 June, marks one year since the overturning of Roe v. Wade in the United States. In this guest post, Grace Long of the US-based organisation Population Connection takes us through the devastating impact on millions of Americans.

  • When will the contraception burden be equally shared?

    The overwhelming burden for contraception still lies with the female partner. The development of male alternatives (aside from condoms and vasectomies) has been slow, due in no small part to a mindset that wants to protect men from the kind of side effects that have impacted women for decades.