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ZPG to PopConnect: Half a Century in the Making of “Family Planning as a Human Right”

Fifty years ago, the United Nations officially recognized family planning as a universal human right. This landmark declaration was established in the Proclamation of Tehran drafted and adopted by the International Conference on Human Rights (ICHR) in 1968. As Article 16 of the Proclamation states, “The protection of the family and of the child remains […]

Promoting Family Planning as a Human Right on World Population Day

Today is World Population Day—a day meant to draw attention to the various social and environmental implications of rapid population growth and compel people into action. This year’s theme highlights “family planning as a human right,” and urges us to make the clear connections between population and access to healthcare. World Population Day was first […]

“Factfullness” and Understanding Population Impacts

The news these days just objectively feels pretty depressing, doesn’t it? Political polarization, nuclear threats, misguided trade deals, destructive natural disasters, and a rapidly increasing global population might even induce panic or paranoia for those paying close attention. And, let’s face it. Some of this is for good reason! While we are bombarded with the […]

Pollinator Week 2018: Making the Population Connection

June 18-24 marks a weeklong celebration of the hardworking critters that fertilize our planet’s flowering plants! Let’s take this National Pollinator Week to recognize both the indispensable contributions of pollinators in our daily lives—and the major threats they face thanks in part to rapid population growth. Bees may be at the center of the spotlight […]

Personal Freedom, Consumerism, and the “Population Connection”

This post is the first in a series exploring the role of population issues in international development.  Personal freedom. Autonomy. The ability to choose your path in life, and to harness the power of self-expression. Some would argue that these principles are human rights – inherent to human existence. In fact, aspirations towards a ubiquitous […]

Earth Day 2018 Recap!

This past weekend marked the 48th anniversary of Earth Day. Population Connection members came out in full-force to celebrate, volunteering at 55 events held in 53 different cities and over 26 states! More than 100 members and activists hosted educational tables in their local communities to increase awareness about the many environmental and social implications […]

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 […]

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 […]

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