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Celebrate Earth Day 2018 with Population Connection!

This weekend, 116 dedicated members in 24 states will be going to 55 events in their communities to raise awareness about the importance of population stabilization. A calendar of all events can be found here. Population Connection members will be petitioning for the Global HER Act, raising awareness about the danger that runaway population growth […]

Untangling the Connections Between Climate Change and Reproductive Justice

When you think of climate change, what comes to mind? Without generalizing too much, it’s probably safe to say that you’re thinking of emaciated polar bears trapped alone on a thin sliver of iceberg, or about dried up rivers and lakes so expansive their dusty trails can be seen from space. Perhaps your understanding is […]

Population Connection Members Made the “Population Connection” in 2017!

2017 was an exciting year for Population Connection’s members! Last March, Population Connection staff began outreach to members across the country interested in getting more involved with population issues in their own communities—and were met with an incredible level of enthusiasm and energy! In total, 209 members volunteered at 111 events, in 84 cities, reaching […]

2017–A Year of Challenges…and Successes

Even as 2017 proved to be a challenging year for progressive issues like ours, it was also a year when Population Connection’s donors, activists, volunteers, and supporters—people like you!—showed up in Washington, D.C. and communities nationwide to defend reproductive rights and demand protection for our environment. Together, we will keep fighting in 2018 and beyond […]

After Turkey and Shopping, Consider Giving Back on Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is just one week away—a day when millions of compassionate people like you will support organizations both big and small all around the world. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many […]

The Global Gag Rule Leaves Vulnerable Women with No Options

We’ve known, ever since Donald Trump announced the imposition of his expanded Global Gag Rule, that it was going to be devastating to women and families around the world. And less than a year in, we’re starting to see it happening. Amos Simpano and Melvine Ouyo work for Family Health Options Kenya (FHOK), one of […]

Educators Make the Population Connection in Arkansas

Last month, 28 professional educators from as far as Puerto Rico gathered at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute (WRI) in Morrilton, Arkansas for Population Education’s 26th annual Summer Leadership Institute. Every year, Population Education hosts Leadership Institutes to train  our new facilitators. During the event, participants receive thorough training on how to present our workshops and […]

Addressing the Global Challenge of Child Marriage

Each year, 15 million girls under the age of 18 are married. That’s more than 41,000 girls each day. 28 girls each minute. One girl every 2 seconds. This summer, the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) held a panel discussion to present their research on the Economic Impacts of […]

Title X Family Planning Grants for Low-Income Americans Save Taxpayers Money

The House Appropriations Committee deems family planning for low-income Americans a “low-priority” according to its draft FY 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS) funding bill, released yesterday and being marked up today in subcommittee. Ughhhhhhh. Specifically, the offensive bill calls for “An elimination of all funding for the controversial Family Planning (Title […]

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