At the heart of PMC’s work is a unique form of entertainment-education.

PMC creates long-running dramas for TV, radio, and the web. These hit shows have a unique capacity for not only raising awareness among large numbers of people about critical issues such as women’s rights, reproductive health, and girls’ education – but for actually motivating audiences to adopt new behaviors. PMC has impacted more than 500 million people in more than 50 countries around the world.


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Why our work is important

Promoting gender equity is at the heart of PMC's work. Not only does this improve the quality of life for women and girls around the world, it also eradicates the forces that keep population growth needlessly elevated. Slowing population growth is essential for the health and well-being of all people and the sustainability of the planet.

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Population Media Center is a US-based nonprofit dedicated to entertaining huge audiences with compelling and life-changing stories. Here's a sampling of PMC news.


April 24, 2017

PMC’s Big Book with a Bigger Message Receives IPPY Award

April 24, 2017 — This year’s 21st annual Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) recognized Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) as an Outstanding Book of the Year. OVER tied for “Most Likely to Save the Planet.” Weighing in at over seven pounds, OVER features over 150 heart-wrenching images of the...

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April 17, 2017

An Unconventional Nepali Bride Hopes to End Child Marriage

April 17, 2017 — Sneha Jha spent her early childhood in the Mahottari district of Nepal and grew up in Kathmandu. Her mother instilled in her unusual ideas: she didn’t have to marry young and her studies were important. “I was only 15 when I appeared for my...

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