PMC works around the world to enhance health, human rights, environmental protection, and economic equity, all of which impact population and protect the environment.
Many of PMC’s projects focus on one region, one country, or even a region of a country. Cultural differences, language barriers, and other aspects make this focus important to address issues effectively. However, some of PMC’s projects are truly global in nature, including Global Population Speak Out and the video game BREAKAWAY. These initiatives aim to engage and motivate people around the world in one common activity.
More people should be talking about empowering women (and men) in order to protect the planet. Examining population impacts environmental issues ranging from food insecurity to deforestation to species protection to climate change. There are an estimated 220 million women worldwide who want to use safe and effective family planning methods, but are unable to do so because they lack access to information and services or the support of their husbands and communities. As many as 50 percent of pregnancies worldwide are unplanned, and 25 percent are unwanted.
PMC believes every child should be a wanted child and men and women should be able to make informed choices about sexual partners and choosing if and when to have children. It’s time to empower individuals with choice and allow them to make decisions that are beneficial to them and their families.