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PMC publications are designed to explain what we do, how we do it, and why it matters.

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PMC Staff and Katikkiro Mayica stand on steps to pose for a photo.PMC Staff and Katikkiro Mayica stand on steps to pose for a photo.

October 29, 2020

Katikkiro Mayiga urges hard work on family planning in a meeting with Population Media Center

October 29, 2020 — This article was originally posted on pmldaily.com. The Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek Charles Peter Mayiga has singled out poverty as the key issue leading to population growth in the country. Uganda has one of the fastest population growth in the world. “People who don’t...

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October 27, 2020

Staff Spotlight: Susan Jones

October 27, 2020 — We spoke to Susan Jones this month about what drew her to work at PMC and what it means to make a difference in the world “one spreadsheet at a time.” What is your name, position, and how long have you worked for PMC?...

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Young boy washing his hands at an event in EthiopiaYoung boy washing his hands at an event in Ethiopia

October 15, 2020

PMC Celebrates Global Handwashing Day: Hygiene Education in Remote Areas

October 15, 2020 — Global Handwashing Day is an observance holiday celebrated by the Global Handwashing Partnership and other organizations – Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, UNICEF, and more – on October 15. The focus of Global Hand Washing Day 2020 is “Hand Hygiene for All.”...

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October 6, 2020

PMC Celebrates International Day of the Girl: Sangita’s Story

October 6, 2020 — Internation Day of the Girl is an observance holiday celebrated by the United Nations on October 11. This day focuses on the need to address the challenges girls face and aims to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. To celebrate...

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October 2, 2020

Confronting Crisis 2050 Panel Recap: A Dire Situation Needing Immediate Action

October 2, 2020 — On September 17, Population Media Center President and Founder, Bill Ryerson, hosted a virtual panel with registrants from 21 countries, 50 minutes of dialog, and insight from a unique array of panelists inspired by the recent film, Endgame 2050.    With a title like Endgame 2050, you might expect...

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October 1, 2020

PMC Welcomes Mary Fafard as Digital Marketing and Advocacy Manager

October 1, 2020 — Population Media Center (PMC), an international nonprofit implementing entertainment-education to improve the rights of women and girls  and environmental sustainability, is pleased to announce the addition of Mary Fafard in the new role of Digital Marketing & Advocacy Manager. Fafard’s addition to the Marketing and Communications team will be significant as PMC seeks to evolve...

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PMC-Haiti staff member Joseph LecontePMC-Haiti staff member Joseph Leconte

September 30, 2020

Staff Spotlight: Leconte Joseph

September 30, 2020 — This month we spoke to Leconte Joseph, a Messenger for the team developing PMC-Haiti’s show Zoukoutap 3 (“To Limp”), about the strong connections between our Haitian staff members, and the excitement audience members have for each new show in the Zoukoutap series. What is...

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September 30, 2020

Population Media Center to Support UNFPA-UNICEF’s Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation in 15 Countries

September 30, 2020 — Population Media Center (PMC), a nonprofit leader in entertainment for social good, has received initial funding of $579,005 to support the work of UNFPA-UNICEF’s Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation. It’s expected, and already being seen, that COVID-19 increases the practice...

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Photo of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, courtesy Supreme Court of the United States ArchivesPhoto of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, courtesy Supreme Court of the United States Archives

September 25, 2020

Thank You, Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Letter About a Woman with Vision, Hope, and Perseverance

September 25, 2020 — What did Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean to us? Hope, perseverance, and change – long-lasting change. Women will never again be so shackled by stereotypes and discrimination. RBG methodically took aim at societal expectations and unjust laws designed to limit the potential of women and...

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September 15, 2020

Beyond The Broadcast

September 15, 2020 — PMC’s Umurage 2 (“Inheritance for a Better Future”) was broadcast on five radio stations across Rwanda, addressing family planning and couple communication, antenatal and post-natal care, adolescent sexual health, gender-based violence, and malaria. To accompany this 54-episode radio show, the PMC-Rwanda team designed numerous...

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