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How PMC’s Soap Operas Improved The Lives of Millions of People

May 04, 2022

Population Media Center is pleased to share the following podcast interview. It was produced by Veronika Perková and features Bill Ryerson. The original post can be accessed here.

When soap operas are designed in a way that they not only entertain people but also educate about social issues, they can have a huge positive impact on society and the environment. This type of approach is called entertainment education and is at the core of what Population Media Center does.

Through hot TV soaps and radio dramas, this non-profit draws attention to family planning, gender equality, domestic violence, girls’ education, children’s health and education, and conservation. Since 1998, their 40 shows have helped people live healthier lives in more than 50 countries.

In this episode, Bill Ryerson, Population Media Center’s founder, talks about:

If you’d like to learn more about the link between women’s empowerment and conservation, listen to the episode “How family planning programs help women in Colombia live better lives and get involved in local protection of nature“.