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May 20, 2019

Bringing a New Sound to Siñalamba

May 20, 2019 — Every good show has to have great music. It sets the mood. It transports our minds to particular places, characters, and stories. As a part of one of PMC’s new radio shows, Siñalamba (“Breaking the Barrier”) in Zambia, PMC-Zambia ran a contest asking people...

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April 19, 2019

Understanding Changes to Giving from your RMD

April 19, 2019 — Written by Bill Ryerson. Some PMC donors have reached the magical age of 70 1⁄2 when required minimum distributions (RMDs) from IRAs begin to happen. And now that many donors have lost the ability to itemize charitable contributions with the recent tax legislation, I...

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June 19, 2017

Volunteers Needed! PMC’s “Get Reel”

June 19, 2017 — Population Media Center’s Get Reel campaign shows the realities for women and girls around the world and showcases the power of PMC’s entertainment to create real change. Every week of the six-week campaign will illuminate a new part of the Get Reel story.  We are recruiting...

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March 1, 2016

PMC Visits Awra Amba

March 1, 2016 — In February 2016, PMC visited Awra Amba. In this Ethiopian village, there are no gender roles, and every child goes to school, and their neighbors are no longer trying to kill them. Photos by Stephanie Tholand Zumra lives and guides his community with a...

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December 14, 2015

A Discussion Largely Missing from Climate Talks in Paris: Number of People

December 14, 2015 — PARIS, FRANCE – In the Climate Generations Area of the Climate Talks in Paris, people filtered through a number of displays. One featured a large TV screen showing a young girl from Burundi going to school to be a nurse. How, you might ask,...

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March 24, 2015

In Support of Healthy Timing and Spacing of Births

March 24, 2015 — Meena’s Story: Triumph to Tragedy and the Call to Action for You and Me in Support of Healthy Timing and Spacing of Births See original/source content: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-gary-l-darmstadt/meenas-story-triumph-to-t_b_6924392.html In celebration of the launch of HarperCollins and Zondervan’s new book — The Mother and Child Project: Raising Our...

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October 2, 2014

Test Podcast 1 for Nigeria

October 2, 2014 — This is a test podcast for Nigeria.

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September 25, 2014

High Listenership and Good Stories Combine for Large-Scale Behavior Change in Sierra Leone

September 25, 2014 — FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE– Imagine that for 53 cents, you could reach someone in Sierra Leone with entertaining stories that educate about family planning and using bednets to prevent malaria. A United States nonprofit discovered this month that they didn’t have to imagine – the...

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September 9, 2014

Democratic Republic of the Congo Tunes in their Radios on September 16th

September 9, 2014 — KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO–A new radio show airing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo doesn’t promise to solve every challenge, but it is promising top-notch entertainment that will spur conversation and change. Radio Okapi, a nationwide radio station in the Democratic...

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September 8, 2014

Barber Shop and Beauty Salon Program Extends Family Planning Services to Liberians

September 8, 2014 — Barber Shop and Beauty Salon Program Extends Family Planning Services to Liberians  See: http://www.jhpiego.org/sw/content/barber-shop-and-beauty-salon-program-extends-family-planning-services-liberians Monrovia, Liberia-When Gbeni Taylor was 16, she learned she was pregnant and worried how she would tell her family. It was a frightening and uncertain time for her and one that...

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June 16, 2014

Father Aldo Marchesini and Jhpiego recognized with UN Population Award

June 16, 2014 — Father Aldo Marchesini and Jhpiego recognized with UN Population Award  See: http://www.unfpa.org/public/cache/offonce/home/news/pid/17642;jsessionid=40D780A67AC89F43BA0FFA71D471E79D.jahia01 UNITED NATIONS, New York – On 12 June, UNFPA celebrated the winners of the 2014 United Nations Population Award: Father Aldo Marchesini, a doctor and Catholic priest who treats obstetric fistula sufferers in...

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May 2, 2014

Hello world!

May 2, 2014 — Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place...

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April 15, 2014

Drive to end child marriage stalls, but fightback begins

April 15, 2014 — Drive to end child marriage stalls, but fightback begins See: http://thecnnfreedomproject.blogs.cnn.com/2014/04/10/drive-to-end-child-marriage-stalls-but-fight-back-begins/?hpt=hp_t5 It is a descent into barbarism. This month’s plan by Iraqi parliamentarians to legalize girl marriage at nine follows the Pakistan Islamic Council’s demand last month that Pakistan abolish all legal restrictions on...

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March 28, 2014

Report Underscores Critical Importance Of Family Planning Programs And Providers

March 28, 2014 — Report Underscores Critical Importance Of Family Planning Programs And Providers See: http://goldrushcam.com/sierrasuntimes/index.php/mariposa-daily-news-2014/173-march/12511-new-report-underscores-critical-importance-of-family-planning-programs-and-providers March 20, 2014 – The highly successful U.S. family planning effort helps almost nine million disadvantaged women each year to plan their families and protect their health, while also substantially reducing rates of...

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March 21, 2014

Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Highlight Faultlines in the Reproductive Rights Movement

March 21, 2014 — Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Highlight Faultlines in the Reproductive Rights Movement by Eesha Pandit, Independent Writer & Activist  See: http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2014/03/12/sex-selective-abortion-bans-highlight-faultlines-reproductive-rights-movement/ On March 5, the South Dakota house passed a bill that would ban abortions based on the sex of the fetus, otherwise known as “sex-selective” abortions....

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March 21, 2014

Family planning program in Senegal drawn into conflict with religious leaders

March 21, 2014 — Family planning program in Senegal drawn into conflict with religious leaders See: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/family-planning-program-in-senegal-drawn-into-conflict-with-religious-leaders/2014/03/15/8c33b692-860e-11e3-b85b-b305db87fb90_story.html MERETO, Senegal – From the corner of his family’s bustling courtyard, El Hadji Fally Diallo looked out approvingly at his large extended family. Several women with babies on their hips prepared the massive...

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March 6, 2014

PMC and Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere Co-Hosting Conference March 23 & 24

March 6, 2014 — On March 23 and 24, 2014, Population Media Center and the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere will co-host a conference in Washington, DC. The goal of the workshop is to develop innovative strategies for increasing broad based public engagement in the population...

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February 21, 2014

READING THE NUMBERS

February 21, 2014 — READING THE NUMBERS BY MARGARET TALBOT See: http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2014/02/17/140217taco_talk_talbot Last week’s report about the declining abortion rate in the United States was potentially good news for everyone, especially, one would think, for right-to-life groups. Most of them, though, weren’t cheering. A statement from Americans United...

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January 22, 2014

Congressman’s New Jobs Plan: Deny Women Access To Abortion So They Can Make More Babies

January 22, 2014 — Congressman’s New Jobs Plan: Deny Women Access To Abortion So They Can Make More Babies See: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/01/15/3168601/congressman-births-job-creation/ During a debate over an anti-abortion bill currently advancing in Congress, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) suggested that Republicans support restricting access to abortion because it will ultimately...

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January 22, 2014

Supreme Court to hear appeal over abortion clinic buffer zones

January 22, 2014 — Supreme Court to hear appeal over abortion clinic buffer zones See: http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/14/us/court-abortion-clinics-buffer-zones/ Boston (CNN) — Outside the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Boston on a recent winter day are the regulars — a small, devoted team of anti-abortion activists, handing out fliers and urging patrons...

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January 22, 2014

With Arizona case, Supreme Court postpones major abortion ruling

January 22, 2014 — With Arizona case, Supreme Court postpones major abortion ruling Justices decline to revive a state ban on abortions after 20 weeks, passing over the opportunity to comment on a string of similar restrictions. By David G. Savage and Richard A. Serrano See: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-scotus-abortion-arizona-20140114,0,7908092.story#axzz2qT7CQpQ6 WASHINGTON...

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December 30, 2013

Iran’s billboard guide to family planning teaches ‘the more, the merrier’

December 30, 2013 — Iran’s billboard guide to family planning teaches ‘the more, the merrier’ New billboards in Tehran encouraging families to have more children have been criticized as sexist and dismissive of the serious economic issues Iranians face. See: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/12/iran-billboards-samimi.html# About 47 years ago, the motto “Fewer...

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December 9, 2013

When Bishops Direct Medical Care

December 9, 2013 — When Bishops Direct Medical Care NY Times: December 8, 2013 See: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/09/opinion/when-bishops-direct-medical-care.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&utm_medium=App.net&utm_source=PourOver Beyond new state efforts to restrict women’s access to proper reproductive health care, another, if quieter, threat is posed by mergers between secular hospitals and Catholic hospitals operating under religious directives from...

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December 9, 2013

Abortion Restrictions Are Harming Women’s Health And Human Rights In Texas

December 9, 2013 — Abortion Restrictions Are Harming Women’s Health And Human Rights In Texas See: http://www.nationalmemo.com/abortion-restrictions-are-harming-womens-health-and-human-rights-in-texas/ Abortion restrictions in Texas are hurting low-income women in the Rio Grande Valley, which is proof positive that the U.S. needs to think about human rights locally, not just internationally. Last...

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December 9, 2013

VIEW: Dealing with Pakistan population issues

December 9, 2013 — VIEW: Dealing with population issues -Haroon Mustafa Janjua See: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013%5C12%5C04%5Cstory_4-12-2013_pg3_4 There is lack of spousal communication: women are scared to initiate a discussion on family planning and related reproductive health issues, fearing repercussions from their husbands Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in...

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December 9, 2013

Family planning advocates face fatwas from fundamentalists in Pakistan

December 9, 2013 — Family planning advocates face fatwas from fundamentalists in Pakistan See: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Family-planning-advocates-face-fatwas-from-fundamentalists-in-Pakistan/articleshow/26918552.cms MUMBAI: Healthcare activists promoting family planning in Pakistan are facing constant fatwas from conservative forces, killing of volunteers and kidnapping of the public health activists, apart from the lacklustre support from the government....

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November 19, 2013

How Blue States Could Push Back For Abortion Rights

November 19, 2013 — How Blue States Could Push Back For Abortion Rights BY NORA CAPLAN-BRICKER See: http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115590/blumenthal-introduces-womens-health-protection-act Wednesday, a group of legislators introduced a different kind of abortion bill into the U.S. Senate. The Women’s Health Protection Act would outlaw all regulations on abortion that “are more burdensome...

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November 19, 2013

Historic Pro-Choice Bill To Be Introduced In Congress

November 19, 2013 — Historic Pro-Choice Bill To Be Introduced In Congress Laura Bassett See: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/13/pro-choice-bill-womens-health-protection-act_n_4266599.html Following an unprecedented three-year wave of state legislative attacks on abortion and family planning services, a group of Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate plan to go on the offensive Wednesday with...

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November 5, 2013

Experts say Kenya has no prospects of achieving Vision 2030 unless number of children is controlled

November 5, 2013 — Experts say Kenya has no prospects of achieving Vision 2030 unless number of children is controlled See: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/lifestyle/article/2000096628/experts-say-kenya-has-no-prospects-of-achieving-vision-2030-unless-number-of-children-is-controlled?pageNo=1 BY GATONYE GATHURA The government plans to vigorously promote a policy requiring women to have only two children. The move comes after the realisation that the country...

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November 1, 2013

Federal court reinstates key part of Texas abortion law

November 1, 2013 — Federal court reinstates key part of Texas abortion law By Dana Ford, CNN See: http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/31/us/texas-abortion-law/ (CNN) — A federal appeals court Thursday reinstated a key part of a new Texas abortion law, considered to be among the most restrictive in the country. The decision came...

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October 28, 2013

A Lesson From Virginia: Attacking Women’s Health Is Not Only Bad Policy, It’s Bad Politics

October 28, 2013 — A Lesson From Virginia: Attacking Women’s Health Is Not Only Bad Policy, It’s Bad Politics By Cecile Richards See: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cecile-richards/a-lesson-from-virginia-at_b_4163477.html Texas Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott recently told an El Paso audience: “There is no one in the state of Texas who...

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October 14, 2013

Mothers groom illiterate girls for India’s sex trade

October 14, 2013 — Mothers groom illiterate girls for India’s sex trade; $4B industry is largest in the world and growing, while recruitment age is falling (excerpt) Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013 Source: Bloomberg (U.S.) Like many Indian girls, Suchitra was taught her future profession by her mother....

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September 23, 2013

Mexico’s Abortion Wars, American-Style

September 23, 2013 — Mexico’s Abortion Wars, American-Style After Mexico City liberalized its abortion law, a fierce backlash followed. Is its striking resemblance to the US “pro-life” movement a coincidence? See: http://www.thenation.com/article/175967/mexicos-abortion-wars-american-style?page=0,0 On May 1, a familiar anti-abortion story line played out on Azteca 13, a popular television channel...

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September 16, 2013

The Triumph of Bureaucracy Over Abortion Rights

September 16, 2013 — The Triumph of Bureaucracy Over Abortion Rights by Michelle Goldberg The abortion battleground is becoming a fight over reams of red tape. No wonder nobody is really paying any attention. See: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/09/the-triumph-of-bureaucracy-over-abortion-rights.html The recent revelation that nearly one in 10 abortion clinics in the United...

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September 7, 2013

Sexual Education For Kindergartners In Chicago

September 7, 2013 — Sexual Education For Kindergartners In Chicago   See: http://www.neontommy.com/news/2013/08/sexual-education-kindergartners-implemented-chicago-public-schools In contrast to Ohio schools, which began cutting their sexual education programs, Chicago schools are strengthening their efforts to prevent unwanted pregnancies and STDs by teaching students about sex as early as kindergarten. Chicago Public Schools (CPS)...

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September 3, 2013

Saudi Arabia cabinet passes ban on domestic violence

September 3, 2013 — Saudi Arabia cabinet passes ban on domestic violence  See: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-cabinet-passes-ban-on-domestic-violence-8789358.html Saudi Arabia’s cabinet has passed a ban on domestic violence and other forms of abuse against women for the first time in the Kingdom’s history. The cabinet approved the ban on physical or sexual violence...

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September 3, 2013

Anti-Abortion Laws Take Dramatic Toll On Clinics Nationwide

September 3, 2013 — Anti-Abortion Laws Take Dramatic Toll On Clinics Nationwide  See: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/26/abortion-clinic-closures_n_3804529.html?utm_hp_ref=tw  More than 50 abortion clinics across the country have closed or stopped offering the procedure since a heavy wave of legislative attacks on providers began in 2010, according to The Huffington Post’s nationwide survey of...

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August 23, 2013

This Latest Effort to Close Abortion Clinics Is the Strangest One Yet

August 23, 2013 — This Latest Effort to Close Abortion Clinics Is the Strangest One Yet A billionaire fracking tycoon is funding a nonprofit that’s recruiting an army of lawyers to sue Planned Parenthood. See: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/08/life-dynamics-abortion-lawyer-dvd An anti-abortion group backed by a billionaire fracking tycoon has embarked on an...

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August 5, 2013

The Unintended Consequences of the War on Women

August 5, 2013 — The Unintended Consequences of the War on Women See: http://blog.populationinstitute.org/2013/07/30/the-unintended-consequences-of-the-war-on-women/ Wars as a rule are not exercises in critical thinking. Still, legislators who are busy waging an unrelenting attack on women and their reproductive health should take time to read the latest Guttmacher Report, “Contraceptive...

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July 31, 2013

Most “Brides” in Niger are Children

July 31, 2013 — Most Brides in Niger are Children See: http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/07/most-brides-in-niger-are-children/ NIAMEY , Jul 30 2013 (IPS) – For El Hadji Souley Moussa, a 60-year-old retired bank employee in Niger, “marrying off a daughter when she is young is a source of great pride. This way, she is...

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July 31, 2013

Child Marriage In Nigeria: Viral Video Mocks Yeriman, Country’s Child Marriage Superhero

July 31, 2013 — Child Marriage In Nigeria: Viral Video Mocks Yeriman, Country’s Child Marriage Superhero See: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/25/child-marriage-nigeria-video-yeriman_n_3653660.html Is this Nigeria’s newest superhero? Let’s hope not. In a YouTube video for his “What’s Up Africa?” series, Nigerian-British vlogger Ikenna Azuike hails the arrival of Yeriman, a muscle-bound hero who...

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July 29, 2013

The Supreme Court’s Next Big Abortion Decision

July 29, 2013 — The Supreme Court’s Next Big Abortion Decision The high court has agreed to review an Oklahoma law restricting medication abortions. See: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/07/supreme-court-oklahoma-medication-abortion Roe v. Wade, watch out. The Supreme Court will venture into the abortion debate later this year when it considers the constitutionality of...

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July 29, 2013

Texas is the Latest to Enact Rules Aimed at Shutting Down Abortion Providers: Solutions in Search of a Problem

July 29, 2013 — Texas is the Latest to Enact Rules Aimed at Shutting Down Abortion Providers: Solutions in Search of a Problem July 18, 2013 See: http://www.guttmacher.org/media/inthenews/2013/07/18/index.html This year will see the second-highest number of state-level abortion restrictions ever. Prominent among restrictions so far in 2013 are so-called...

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July 19, 2013

Why Texas’ New Abortion Restrictions Will Be So Devastating, In Two Maps

July 19, 2013 — Why Texas’ New Abortion Restrictions Will Be So Devastating, In Two Maps See: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/07/15/2303741/texas-abortion-restrictions-two-maps/ On Saturday, the Texas legislature gave final approval to stringent abortion restrictions that have sparked massive protests over the past several weeks. The sweeping anti-choice bill, which Gov. Rick Perry (R)...

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July 19, 2013

The 10 most important legal fights on abortion in the U.S.

July 19, 2013 — The 10 most important legal fights on abortion in the U.S. See: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/07/15/the-top-10-legal-fights-over-abortion-in-the-u-s/ As court fights have become increasingly critical in shaping the nation’s abortion laws, here’s a look at 10 of the most important cases pending right now in state and federal court. 1....

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June 17, 2013

Celebrating Father’s Day: Honouring Pakistan’s courageous fathers

June 17, 2013 — Celebrating Father’s Day: Honouring Pakistan’s courageous fathers See: http://tribune.com.pk/story/563764/celebrating-fathers-day-honouring-pakistans-courageous-fathers/ ISLAMABAD:Despite living in a patriarchal society, there are many fathers in Pakistan who struggle to improve their children’s livelihoods. They take stands against taboos and face stiff resistance from within and outside family circles but their...

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May 29, 2013

#Fail — Myanmar accused of bias in population control policy

May 29, 2013 — Myanmar accused of bias in population control policy Human Rights Watch says a two-child limit for minority Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine state violates human rights and should be revoked. NOTE: If you are in the business of advocating for a human-rights based approach...

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May 6, 2013

There Is No Magic Word: Why We Are and Must Remain ‘Pro-Choice’

May 6, 2013 — There Is No Magic Word: Why We Are and Must Remain ‘Pro-Choice’ See: http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/04/25/why-we-are-and-must-remain-for-choice/ At a time when state legislatures continue to break new records for the number of restrictions on reproductive health-care access introduced, passed into law, and placed on ballots, when lawsuits...

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April 1, 2013

Oppose Politics at the National Science Foundation

April 1, 2013 — Last week the Senate passed an amendment, introduced by Senator Coburn (OK), to H.R. 933, the Fiscal Year 2013 Continuing Resolution. The amendment requires the NSF Director to certify each political science grant, with explanation, “as promoting national security or the economic interests of...

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April 1, 2013

Maldives: Horror in Paradide

April 1, 2013 — Horror in Paradise See: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/maldives_up_no_button/?bqkGCdb&v=23526 It’s hard to believe, but a 15-year-old rape survivor has been sentenced to be whipped 100 times in public! Let’s put an end to this lunacy by hitting the Maldives government where it hurts: the tourism industry. The girl’s stepfather...

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March 22, 2013

Another form of March “Madness”

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March 18, 2013

In Kansas, Employees of Abortion Providers Not Allowed to Volunteer at Schools

March 18, 2013 — In Kansas, Employees of Abortion Providers Not Allowed to Volunteer at Schools See: http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/03/13/in-kansas-employees-of-abortion-providers-not-allowed-to-volunteer-at-schools/   Kansas now has five of the most harmful abortion restrictions in the nation-restrictions that exist to create barriers to abortion access and shame women and their doctors. One outrageous...

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January 17, 2013

Planned Parenthood Abandoning ‘Pro-Choice’ Label for ‘No-Labels’ Message

January 17, 2013 — Planned Parenthood Abandoning ‘Pro-Choice’ Label for ‘No-Labels’ Message See: http://www.christianpost.com/news/planned-parenthood-abandoning-pro-choice-label-for-no-labels-message-88196/ Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest provider of abortions and a pro-abortion advocacy organization, has decided to abandon the “pro-choice” label in favor of a “no-labels” strategy. In surveys and focus group research, the organization...

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November 16, 2012

Irish Hospital Deals Death — Even As Woman Begs for Help

November 16, 2012 — Catholic Hospital in Ireland Denies Woman Life-Saving Abortion See: http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/article/2012/11/13/we-are-all-savita-halappanavar-catholic-hospital-in-ireland-denies-woman-life-s-0 Last month, a woman was admitted to a hospital in Galway, Ireland. She was 17 weeks pregnant with a wanted child. She was experiencing severe back pain. She was found to be miscarrying the pregnancy....

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November 5, 2012

Governmental Coercion in Reproductive Decision Making: See It Both Ways

November 5, 2012 — The article below was written by Sneha Barot, a Senior Public Policy Associate at Guttmacher Institute. Her portfolio includes international family planning and abortion, reproductive health products and technologies, and racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Prior to joining the Institute in 2008,...

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October 9, 2012

14-year-old rights activist from Pakistan shot

October 9, 2012 — The following article reports on Malala Yousafzai, a 14 year old girls rights activist from Pakistan. She has apparently been shot by assailants in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. She had rose to international prominence by keeping a diary for the BBC’s Urdu service under a...

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October 9, 2012

In a first, Pakistani medical school will offer sex-ed

October 9, 2012 — The following article, which appeared in the Oct. 8th edition of the Washington Post, tells of the first known sex-ed class ever to be taught in an undergraduate Pakistani medical college — certainly welcome progress. In a first, Pakistani medical school will offer sex-ed...

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October 7, 2012

Child Bride Practice Rising In Iran

October 7, 2012 — Child Bride Practice Rising In Iran, Parliament Seeks To Lower Girl’s Legal Marriage Age To 9 See: http://www.ibtimes.com/child-bride-practice-rising-iran-parliament-seeks-lower-girls-legal-marriage-age-9-760263 Hundreds of girls below the age of 10 each year are forced into marriage in Iran every year — and the trend is experiencing a dramatic...

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August 27, 2012

Nigeria: Cellphones reduce maternal mortality by 30 percent

August 27, 2012 — Below is an interesting story on the use of cell-phone technology to reduce maternal mortality in Nigeria. The phones were deployed to enable communication between the nursing or expectant mothers with their health service providers. It is likely that cell-phone enabled health interventions will...

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July 9, 2012

Voice of Choice: Turning the Tables on Anti-choice Bullies

July 9, 2012 — This short story, printed in RH Reality Check, shows what a little organizing can do for issue advocates. Voice of Choice: Turning the Tables on Anti-choice Bullies See: http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/article/2012/07/04/voice-choice-turning-tables-on-anti-choice-bullies It seemed one of the most unlikely places for an anti-choice protest — a quiet,...

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June 29, 2012

Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage

June 29, 2012 — In March, 2012, Population Media Center became a member of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage. Current and past PMC serial dramas have addressed early marriage, and our organizational emphasis on elevating the status of women around the world make...

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June 28, 2012

Meeting the Need for Family Planning: Still a Long Way to Go

June 28, 2012 — Thanks to the Population Institute for writing up a summary analysis of a recent study released by The Guttmacher Institute and UNFPA. Please note the call to action at the end, which urges and empowers you to write your senators and representatives on the...

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October 12, 2010

Follow PMC on Twitter and Facebook

October 12, 2010 — Stay up-to-date with what’s happening at Population Media Center by following us on Twitter and Facebook. We’ll keep you informed about our newest program developments and the latest in population and health communications news.

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April 19, 2010

Breakaway Game Trailer

April 19, 2010 — PMC has been working in partnership with Emergent Media Center on an electronic game for adolescent boys aimed at preventing violence against women. The game is called Breakaway and will launch at the 2010 FIFA Cup in South Africa. For more information on the...

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March 20, 2010

Earth Day – April 22

March 20, 2010 — Earth Day 2010 is a global referendum on climate change – our moment to hold world leaders responsible for enacting ambitious, fair climate legislation. Learn more at http://www.earthday.org/ Population Media Center, in partnership with Population Institute, will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth...

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January 9, 2010

India’s Sanitation Problems

January 9, 2010 — Thanks to Gene Nelson for this Bloomberg report on India’s huge problem of human waste. India Failing to Control Open Defecation Blunts Nations Growth (PDF, 166 KB)

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December 14, 2009

Tribute Donations

December 14, 2009 — You can make a gift to honor another any time of the year. It’s a great way to give a holiday gift, recognize an achievement or pay tribute to someone on their birthday, anniversary, wedding or graduation.

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June 8, 2009

Call for Entries for the Population Institute’s XXXth Annual Global Media Awards

June 8, 2009 — The Population Institute’s Global Media Awards are devoted to drawing attention to global population issues. The award honors those who have contributed to creating an awareness of population problems through their journalistic endeavors in a meritorious manner.

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May 7, 2009

PMC’s Spring Newsletter is now available

May 7, 2009 — The Spring 2009 newsletter features stories about PMC’s programs in Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Senegal, as well as our recent exploration trip to Papua New Guinea. Spring 2009 Newsletter (PDF, 410 KB)

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April 22, 2009

Earth Day

April 22, 2009 — This year on Earth Day, you’re guaranteed to hear plenty about saving energy, reducing emissions, protecting habitat, and “going green.” Unfortunately, what you probably won’t hear about is the fact that a net 225,000 humans will be added to the Earth!

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February 5, 2009

Daily Population Articles

February 5, 2009 — Join PMC’s award-winning e-mail service to receive daily articles on global and domestic population issues.

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October 30, 2008

Comic Books for Social Change

October 30, 2008 — While this comic book series is about business life in Japan, it is easy to imagine a similar strategy with regard to condom use, reproductive health, and elevation of the status of women. ——————— Japanese bosses are mostly an elderly lot. So it seemed...

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October 14, 2008

Does female schooling reduce fertility? Evidence from Nigeria

October 14, 2008 — The literature generally points to a negative relationship between female education and fertility. Citing this pattern, policymakers have advocated educating girls and young women as a means to reduce population growth and foster sustained economic and social welfare in developing countries. This paper tests...

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September 18, 2008

In Fertile India, Growth Outstrips Agriculture

September 18, 2008 — Thanks to Scott Connolly for this article. —————- India’s supply of arable land is second only to that of the United States, its economy is one of the fastest growing in the world, and its industrial innovation is legendary. But when it comes to...

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August 29, 2008

Afghan Women Jailed for Being Victims of Rape

August 29, 2008 — Afghan Women Jailed for Being Victims of Rape The first (offence) carries a maximum penalty of 10 years, the second 20. These are two of the most common accusations facing female prisoners in Afghanistan. http://ent.groundspring.org/EmailNow/pub

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June 29, 2008

Fertility trends by social status

June 29, 2008 — This article discusses how fertility relates to social status with the use of a new dataset, several times larger than the ones used so far. The status-fertility relation is investigated over several centuries, across world regions and by the type of status-measure. The study...

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June 20, 2008

Make Educating Girls a Priority

June 20, 2008 — Thanks to Don Collins for this editorial. —————- A GIRL BORN IN SOUTH ASIA or sub-Saharan Africa faces a cruel double burden. She will grow up in a region beset by poverty, disease, war or famine. She will also confront these challenges with the...

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June 8, 2008

Women: Iraq’s Persecuted Majority

June 8, 2008 — Women: Iraq’s persecuted majority; In the past five years, surveys have found a staggering rise in domestic abuse and a precipitous drop in the number of girls in school. Nuha Farraj’s large brown eyes flash with pride and sorrow as she recalls the last...

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April 14, 2008

Exposing violence against women

April 14, 2008 — This website has links to the WHO site where you can obtain the complete report on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence, along with other resources: http://www.path.org/projects/researching_violence.php. The WHO/PATH report is at http://www.path.org/files/GBV_rvaw_complete.pdf and the WHO Multi-Country Study is at http://www.who.int/gender/violence/who_multicountry_study/en/index.html.

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April 14, 2008

Publication: Freedom from Violence Against Women

April 14, 2008 — I thought you might find this publication of interest. ————————– Violence Against Women (PDF, 211 KB)

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March 22, 2008

PMC’s Communication Resource Center in Ethiopia

March 22, 2008 — Ned Lundquist recently sent the message below to the 10,000 members of his newsletter for communication professionals (The Job of the Week). It includes many members of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). It is already yielding numerous donations of communication resource materials...

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January 8, 2008

Dramatool

January 8, 2008 — Launched in 2002, Dramatool is a web-based platform described as “an international meeting point for drama/theatre education”. Available in Amharic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili, and Spanish (as of this writing), this website is an effort to empower drama and theatre practitioners through networking. Dramatool...

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August 14, 2007

PMC Workshop on FGM with Ethiopian Muslim Leaders

August 14, 2007 — I thought you would be interested in seeing a report from PMC-Ethiopia regarding a recently-completed workshop with Muslim leaders from the Afar region on the subject of FGM.

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May 7, 2007

Story about Population Media Center’s work in Ethiopia on the Communication Initiative Website

May 7, 2007 — There is an article about Population Media Center’s work in Ethiopia on the Communication Initiative website. For full article, visit: http://www.comminit.com/evaluations/id2007/impactdata-79.html.

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November 1, 2004

West Africa: Cesiri Tono – Episode 6

November 1, 2004 — PMC produced a radio serial drama titled Cesiri Tono (“All the Rewards of Courage and Hard Work”) in the countries of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Côte d’Ivoire. The drama was aired from November 2004 to October 2005 and addressed issues such as children’s rights,...

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