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March 21, 2017

Games Designed for Burundi Schools to Help Deter Violence

March 21, 2017 — School grounds were full of games, dancing, laughing, listening, and learning in multiple Burundi provinces in September and November of 2016. It was part of the activities surrounding an important radio drama, Agashi (“Hey! Look Again”). This unusual entertainment project is designed to address...

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March 17, 2017

Celebrating Erik Bergstrom

March 17, 2017 — It is with sadness that we share the passing of Erik E. Bergstrom. Erik was the co-executive director and one of the founders of the Erik and Edith Bergstrom Foundation based in Palo Alto, California. The foundation provides grants for organizations working in population...

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February 21, 2017

Excitement in the Streets of Nigeria

February 21, 2017 — Thousands of spectators took to the streets and markets across two Nigerian states February 10th and 11th. People clamored to watch live roadshow performances and participate in the interactive radio sessions all related to popular radio dramas Jangala (“Song of Life”) and A Dade...

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January 17, 2017

Mother with a Big Heart: Newest Nigerian Chief Works for Empowerment in Villages

January 17, 2017 — Joan Jeremiah didn’t expect to be named a Chief, and she certainly didn’t expect to be named Chief in a town where she didn’t grow up and where there had been no previous female chiefs. But that’s what happened. Joan, a woman who works...

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January 9, 2017

Population Media Center Welcomes Molly Frizzell

January 9, 2017 — Population Media Center (PMC), a US-based nonprofit that uses entertainment to improve the rights of women and girls and protect the environment, is pleased to announce a new member of the headquarters team. Molly Frizzell has joined PMC as Program and Partnership Development Associate....

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January 6, 2017

Seeking Young Nepali Bride, Motorbike, and $7,000

January 6, 2017 — When Lalita Raut’s brother told her “we need to follow the culture,” she was dubious and fearful. Her fears were warranted. Lalita was born and raised in Janakpur, Mujeliya in southeastern Nepal. It’s common for young girls to be married in Nepal. In fact,...

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December 5, 2016

The Power of Stories: PMC’s Five Minute Video

December 5, 2016 —   Population Media Center’s entertaining stories create change on deeply entrenched beliefs and behaviors, particularly gender equity and the rights of women and girls. How is it possible to simultaneously entertain and create real change? The video will introduce you to the power and process...

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November 14, 2016

PMC announces new strategic plan to reach more people

November 14, 2016 — In 2014, we at Population Media Center (PMC) began to critically analyze our impact. We assessed our work, current and historic, and the state of numerous related fields to determine how PMC could strategically expand to maximize delivering on our mission. The resulting Vision...

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November 14, 2016

Arizona Video Contest Asks Students to Explore Implications of Population Growth

November 14, 2016 — Population Media Center (PMC) is pleased to announce that the “One Planet, Many People” video contest for Arizona high school students returns for its third consecutive year. The contest is now open and is offering awards of more than $4,000 in prize money. Entries...

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October 18, 2016

Nigerian Radio Broadcasts Two New Dramas

October 18, 2016 — On the morning of October 11th, more than 300 people gathered at the Starview Palace Hotel in Gwarinpa. Representatives from various UN agencies, foundations, non-governmental organizations, Nigerian media outlets, community leaders, health agencies, and religious groups gathered to celebrate two new stories that began...

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