Imagine the power of breaking the cycle of women’s oppression

what potential could that release?



Failure to Empower Women & Girls is the Greatest Obstacle to Peace, Health and Global Sustainability

Somewhere in the world, a father is giving away his 13-year-old daughter to a man at least twice her age. The price for the precious exchange could be as small as a few head of livestock. That young adolescent is now the older man’s wife. His servant. His property. It happens every day. And the tragedy doesn’t stop there. Once married, many girls and women are coerced into having large numbers of children.

Women comprise at least 50 percent of humanity’s potential. Countries that restrict women’s potential are less productive economically, socially and culturally. It’s no mistake that countries with the most restrictive women’s rights are usually the least prosperous. Even America is losing valuable potential by restricting contributions from women.

Download Population Media Center’s free whitepaper to learn how patriarchal social norms around large family size and bias against modern contraception contribute to the women’s dis-empowerment.

EXPLORE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PATRIARCHAL SOCIAL NORMS & GENDER OPPRESSION 


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LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INTER-CONNECTED ISSUES OF WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT, GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY, AND SOCIAL CHANGE

 

EVERY PERSON CAN CHANGE THE WORLD – YOU CAN TOO

 

Population Media Center (PMC) envisions a sustainable world with equal rights for all. It is a positive vision – a cherished hope in this troubled world. After all, environmental degradation, prejudice against women and girls, and huge population growth are causing very serious problems. Join us to learn more.

CHANGE THE WORLD

 

FLIRTING WITH THE SIXTH GREAT EXTINCTION?

 

Species are going extinct at a rate so alarming that scientists called it a “biological annihilation” in the peer-reviewed journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The authors predict “Humanity will eventually pay a very high price for the decimation of the only assemblage of life that we know of in the universe.”

ECOLOGICAL SUSTAINABILITY

 

AMERICANS AGREE: POPULATION GROWING TOO FAST

 

Population currently rises at the astounding rate of 200,000 per day. Americans are concerned the unprecedented rate is depleting resources, endangering wildlife and accelerating climate change. How can we avoid escalating the spiral of influences that threaten humanity’s very existence?

STOP POPULATION GROWTH

Current World Population

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