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.


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February 21, 2017

Excitement in the Streets of Nigeria

February 21, 2017 — Thousands of spectators took to the streets and markets across two Nigerian states February 10th and 11th. People clamored to watch live roadshow performances and participate in the interactive radio sessions all related to popular radio dramas Jangala (“Song of Life”) and A Dade...

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January 17, 2017

Mother with a Big Heart: Newest Nigerian Chief Works for Empowerment in Villages

January 17, 2017 — Joan Jeremiah didn’t expect to be named a Chief, and she certainly didn’t expect to be named Chief in a town where she didn’t grow up and where there had been no previous female chiefs. But that’s what happened. Joan, a woman who works...

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