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One Mother’s Story and the Devastating Global Gag Rule

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12th. Here at Population Connection, we honor mothers every day by working toward a world where they can choose how many children to have, and when to have them, based on what’s best for themselves and their families. For too many women, this level of self-determination isn’t a reality. […]

2019 Capitol Hill Days Is in the Books!

This past weekend, nearly 350 people from all over the country came to Washington, DC, to fight for reproductive rights around the world. The program started on Friday afternoon with a rally outside the White House, where fired up young people chanted slogans and cheered for speakers including Melvine Ouyo, a former reproductive health care […]

Celebrating Women and Fighting for HER this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is this Friday, March 8th. On this day and every day, we’re celebrating the achievements of women everywhere while recognizing that there is still much work to be done to ensure women can lead full, empowered lives. Structural barriers that keep women from fully participating in society are still endemic in many […]

How a Change in U.S. Abortion Policy Threatens Lives in Malawi

“On average, in a day, sometimes we handle about ten women related to abortion cases,” Sylvester Zimba explains to a reporter from Vice News in August of 2017. Zimba is a nurse who specializes in post-abortion care at Kasungu District Hospital, a small clinic in rural Malawi and the sole medical facility for 600,000 people. […]

What Fertility Rates in Africa Tell Us About Global Development

“The key thing you can do to reduce population growth is actually [to] improve health.” – Bill Gates The UN estimates that world population is projected to reach 9.8 billion people by 2050 – an increase of over two billion people in just thirty years. If you’re concerned about the environment (and I’m willing to […]

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 […]

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