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World Wildlife Day 2020: Sustaining All Life on Earth

  More than a billion animals died in Australia’s bushfires over the past few months. Animals including koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies—cute, furry marsupials that the world adores. The public outpouring of support to rehabilitate the injured animals that survived the fires has been inspiring. Extrapolating on my own experience, the grief that people felt in […]

2020 World Day of Social Justice

There are three primary reasons we at Population Connection work toward population stabilization every day: improved human health and longevity environmental protection social justice The third reason is the focus of this blog post. The United Nations declared February 20 the World Day of Social Justice when its general assembly passed a resolution on November […]

Don’t Conflate Population Control and Eugenics With Voluntary Population Stabilization

I admit to gnashing my teeth when I read Caitlin Fendley’s op-ed in yesterday’s Washington Post. While there were some valid points raised, it conflated the history of our group and the movement at large. In that sense, it’s a bit like excoriating today’s Democratic Party for the overt racism of President Wilson. While ZPG […]

Egypt’s Population Hits 100 Million; Government Concerned

Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics announced that the country’s population reached the 100 million milestone today, February 11, 2020. For most, it is not a day to celebrate. Egypt’s population is growing by nearly 2 percent—about 2 million people—a year. By 2050, according to the UN’s median projection, the population could be […]

Population Connection Launches Project Highlighting the Effects of Population Growth on Climate Change

Sign Up to Help Stop Climate Change As the United States’ leading grassroots organization seeking to stabilize global population through education about population challenges and advocacy supporting U.S. investment in voluntary domestic and international family planning programs, Population Connection will launch a project aimed at illuminating the link between empowering women and girls and addressing […]

Violence Against Women Is Real, Present, and Universal

Today marks the observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Unfortunately, for many of us who work in the global reproductive health and rights sphere, it’s especially, even harrowingly, resonant this year. Earlier this month, the community learned of the tragic and untimely death of our global reproductive health and […]

A Snapshot of the Collaboration Between Population Connection and Conservation Through Public Health

The following blog post is adapted from a Conservation Through Public Health e-newsletter. See the original message here (and sign up to follow CTPH on social media!). Strengthening Community Health and Biodiversity Conservation for Improved Quality of Life of People and Wildlife With generous support from Population Connection, Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) has been […]

Scientists Call for Population Stabilization—and Gradual Reduction—to Mitigate “Climate Emergency”

Over 11,000 scientists from 153 countries signed on to an article — “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency” — published in BioScience yesterday, declaring that we’re facing a “climate emergency.” Prominent climate scientist James Hansen is among the signatories. It’s a short piece, published in the “Viewpoint” section of the academic journal, and it’s […]

International Day of the Girl: Lifting Up the Voices of Girls Around the World

Since 2012, the United Nations has marked October 11th as the International Day of the Girl to lift up the voices of girls around the world. Girls like Malala Yousafzai, who—in 2012, at age 15—was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman because she advocated for girls’ education. Globally, more than two-thirds of illiterate […]

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