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January 21, 2020

In the Face of Conflict, Shows Go On

January 21, 2020 — Much has been written about escapism – those moments when we turn to something to take our minds off things that seem scary, overwhelming, sad, or difficult. And of course, movies, stories, TV, and games are common escapist tools. And, they’re good for us...

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January 2, 2020

Hit Radio Show Brings Family Planning, Gender Equality Information to Nearly 2 Million People

January 2, 2020 — Following the sweeping popularity of the first season of Agashi (“Hey! Look Again!”), PMC launched a second season to widespread acclaim in Burundi. With 208 episodes, Agashi 2 addressed a number of key themes including reproductive health, gender equality, family planning, hygiene, and nutrition. And...

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December 17, 2019

Breaking Fears and Opening Conversation on Teen Pregnancy, Gender-Based Violence in Mexico

December 17, 2019 — In 2018, 32.7 million girls and women in Mexico were mothers. Six out of every ten of them were around 14 years old when they had their first child. When Population Media Center (PMC), an NGO creating entertainment driven by social impact, researched the...

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November 21, 2019

PMC Welcomes Erica Goldberg as New Program Manager

November 21, 2019 — Population Media Center (PMC), an international leader in entertainment designed to empower girls and protect the environment, is pleased to announce the addition of Erica Goldberg as Program Manager. Goldberg, who has more than seven years’ experience managing international USAID projects, will be managing PMC’s work in...

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November 18, 2019

At the Nairobi Summit, PMC Comes Full Circle

November 18, 2019 — Population Media Center’s founder and President, Bill Ryerson, recently attended the Nairobi Summit — a critical international event marking the 25th anniversary of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development, or ICPD. Bill joined over 6,000 world leaders, NGO representatives, youth activists, and...

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October 15, 2019

Donor Spotlight: Arden Down

October 15, 2019 — Arden Down doesn’t want to help anyone. That may sound like a surprising statement coming from a woman whose career has been oriented around counseling others and whose life is packed with activism and volunteering. “I don’t want to help people,” she says, “I...

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September 17, 2019

Haiti Gets Social for Extra Impact

September 17, 2019 — Poverty rates in Haiti are high, and every parent wants a good future for their child. What’s known in Haiti as “Restavek” is a system that, on the surface, is supposed to support at-risk kids. In reality, it is a form of child slavery,...

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August 29, 2019

Bringing Street Theater for Change to Nepal

August 29, 2019 — The scene: the eastern plains regions of Nepal, August 2019. The players: two nonprofits with a goal of creating lasting social change. The medium: street theater! Since 2016, Population Media Center (PMC), a global NGO creating social impact driven by entertainment, has been a...

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August 20, 2019

Join PMC in Celebrating Women’s Equality Day on August 26th

August 20, 2019 — On August 26, 1920, the United States Congress certified an amendment granting women the right to vote. The signing of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution followed a rugged 40-year history in which activists faced ostracism, brutality, and criminal records in their fight...

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July 23, 2019

Population Media Center Launches New Show, Jolokoto, in Nigeria

July 23, 2019 — A nonprofit entertainment company dedicated to social impact, Population Media Center (PMC), is thrilled to announce the launch of Jolokoto (“Mirror of Life”), its seventh radio show in Nigeria. Previous shows have been highly popular and impactful, shifting perspectives and social acceptability around widespread...

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