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 people in more than 50 countries around the world. Watch this behind the scenes video of how season one of PMC’s East Los High, a hulu original series, was created.

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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.

What's New

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.


October 18, 2016

Nigerian Radio Broadcasts Two New Dramas

October 18, 2016 — On the morning of October 11th, more than 300 people gathered at the Starview Palace Hotel in Gwarinpa. Representatives from various UN agencies, foundations, non-governmental organizations, Nigerian media outlets, community leaders, health agencies, and religious groups gathered to celebrate two new stories that began...

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October 17, 2016

Population Media Center to Contribute Thoughts Toward the Deep Ecology Manifesto

October 17, 2016 — Deep ecology takes a perspective that goes beyond the common label of environmentalism. Deep ecology indicates a commitment to the inherent value of all living creatures. It’s a shift from the emphasis that often accompanies environmental efforts, the need or benefit to human sustainability,...

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