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July 18, 2017

#GETREEL And Get Involved!

July 18, 2017 — On September 12, Population Media Center (PMC) will kick-off our first ever Annual Campaign. This inaugural effort will be called the #GETREEL Campaign: an exciting, multi-media, multi-channel fundraising effort. With support from our PMC Board of Directors, staff members, and our global team of volunteers, we...

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July 17, 2017

Lively Road Shows in Nigeria

July 17, 2017 — In April, the Nigerian Population Media Center (PMC) team traveled in different areas of Nigeria to promote two radio dramas currently broadcasting: Jangala (“Song of Life”) and A Dade Ana Yi (“Truth Always Prevails”). As the lively and vibrant teams traveled through busy streets playing music and...

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July 3, 2017

Birth Control in Kinshasa: It’s Not All About Availability

July 3, 2017 — In December, a new study from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital city, Kinshasa, analyzed the barriers preventing women from accessing birth control. The researchers observed that the rate of contraceptive use in Kinshasa, at 19 percent, was higher than any other province in...

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June 28, 2017

Past Successes and Looking to the Future in DR Congo

June 28, 2017 — Population Media Center (PMC), a nonprofit leader in entertainment designed to attract huge audiences and simultaneously improve the rights and well-being of people around the world, often meets with inspirational world leaders. On Friday, June 23, 2017, PMC leadership met with the Minister of...

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June 19, 2017

PMC Advisors Make a Splash in Prestigious Science magazine

June 19, 2017 — An important new article was published in Science magazine this spring, The interaction of human population, food production, and biodiversity protection. Two of the three lead authors serve on Population Media Center’s Program Advisory Board: Eileen Crist and Bob Engelman. The third, Camilo Mora,...

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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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June 5, 2017

New Book to Reverse Global Warming Shows that the Rights of Women and Girls are Pivotal

June 5, 2017 — Paul Hawken, an environmentalist and best-selling author, set out to answer a nagging question: “Do we know what we need to do in order to arrest and reverse global warming?” The result is his latest book, Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse...

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May 8, 2017

2017 Arizona Video Contest Winners Announced

May 8, 2017 — Students from Desert View High School and Palo Verde Magnet High School in Tucson dominated the third annual video contest sponsored by the Population Media Center’s Arizona Chapter. The “One Planet, Many People” video contest, open to high school students throughout Arizona, featured cash...

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April 24, 2017

PMC’s Big Book with a Bigger Message Receives IPPY Award

April 24, 2017 — This year’s 21st annual Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) recognized Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) as an Outstanding Book of the Year. OVER tied for “Most Likely to Save the Planet.” Weighing in at over seven pounds, OVER features over 150 heart-wrenching images of the...

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April 17, 2017

An Unconventional Nepali Bride Hopes to End Child Marriage

April 17, 2017 — Sneha Jha spent her early childhood in the Mahottari district of Nepal and grew up in Kathmandu. Her mother instilled in her unusual ideas: she didn’t have to marry young and her studies were important. “I was only 15 when I appeared for my...

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