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.


March 21, 2017

Games Designed for Burundi Schools to Help Deter Violence

March 21, 2017 — School grounds were full of games, dancing, laughing, listening, and learning in multiple Burundi provinces in September and November of 2016. It was part of the activities surrounding an important radio drama, Agashi (“Hey! Look Again”). This unusual entertainment project is designed to address...

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March 17, 2017

Celebrating Erik Bergstrom

March 17, 2017 — It is with sadness that we share the passing of Erik E. Bergstrom. Erik was the co-executive director and one of the founders of the Erik and Edith Bergstrom Foundation based in Palo Alto, California. The foundation provides grants for organizations working in population...

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