By empowering women, men, and children, we can improve people's lives today and protect the planet of tomorrow.
To collaborate with the mass media and other organizations worldwide to:
The emphasis of our work is to educate people about the benefits of small families, encourage the use of effective family planning methods, elevate women’s status, and promote gender equity.
PMC strives to bring about a world where education and information enhances health and human rights with results like:
We believe that pro-social communication campaigns are best done without telling people what to do. We believe in the power of positive and realistic role modeling. We value communication between husbands and wives about the future of their families. We believe in equal rights for women, including education for girls. We uphold responsible parenthood as essential so that all children are given the best opportunities available.
Addressing population through health and human rights enhancing methods improves the health and prosperity of families, while simultaneously lessening the harmful impact of humanity on the earth’s environment.
The human suffering from excessive childbearing is staggering and preventable.
Add to that the exhausting burden of repeated pregnancies and births, and you have a global picture of suffering on the part of women that demands global response. What is infuriating is that these deaths and tragic injuries are almost entirely preventable.
Not only does reproductive health and family planning save and improve individual lives, it also helps save the planet.
An estimated 50 percent of births worldwide are unplanned and 25 percent are unwanted. PMC believes every child should be a wanted child and that women and men should be able to choose when and if to have children. Exercising this choice would impact the disastrous effects rapid population growth is having on worldwide issues like soil erosion, depletion of forests, food insecurity, increased flooding, overgrazing of grasslands, and species extinction. The rate of destruction is staggering and also preventable. Population growth of 83 million per year threatens the sustainability of the planet. Sustainability is the ultimate health issue and the ultimate human rights issue.
There is no more cost-effective use of charitable dollars than in preventing unplanned and unwanted births and reducing birth rates worldwide through information and empowerment.
Our programs make dramatic differences in the health and welfare of millions of individuals, as well as contributing to economic improvement in some of the world’s poorest countries and protecting the planet. PMC is helping people understand the importance of responsible parenthood, rights of women, education of girls, and communication between husbands and wives about the future of their families. A third to over half of new reproductive health clients coming into clinics in locations where PMC dramas are on the air say they are there because one of PMC’s serial dramas. If you would like to be part of this work, please donate now.
The work of PMC is helping prevent the needless suffering of millions around the world. Population Media Center is proud to be acting for change.