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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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April 16, 2017

Sustainable Impact Requires Being Part of the Community

April 16, 2017 — Dede Keita will explain that you need to fully understand a community to make a sustainable impact. Population Media Center (PMC), an international nonprofit using entertainment to address social and environmental issues, completely agrees and builds this fundamental principal into its approach to creating...

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April 14, 2017

Population Media Center Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

April 14, 2017 — Four stars is the highest rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Population Media Center, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering women and girls and protecting the environment, earned a 4-star rating for the fifth consecutive year because of strong financial health...

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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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