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Population Council

World Population Day: 18 Groups Taking Action

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Thursday, July 11th, is World Population Day. The United Nations estimates that global population will swell to 9 billion by the year 2050. Most of t...

New Vision for Contraceptive Research and Development

Peter J. Donaldson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Peter J. Donaldson

Members of the ICCR -- along with many others in the field -- are creating better contraceptive technologies that improve the lives of women and men around the world. Working together, we will speed the search for new methods that meet the diverse needs of women and their partners.

Christmas Births

Peter J. Donaldson | Posted 02.18.2013 | Impact
Peter J. Donaldson

As a result of the loss of funding and too little action on the part of developing-country governments, poor women in poor countries are still without easy access to family planning.

A Summit for the World's Women

John W. Townsend | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
John W. Townsend

The evidence is clear: Family planning improves health, empowers women, and helps reduce poverty. Contraceptive services are one of the best investments a country can make in its future.

A Mother's Day Gift

Peter J. Donaldson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Impact
Peter J. Donaldson

This Mother's Day, visit your mother, send a card, thank her for her favors, and forgive her faults. But in addition, honor your mother by doing something for mothers less fortunate than your own.

"No to Violence Against Women" Summit Points to Economics

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia G. Yerman

When it comes to protecting women from violence, experts are realizing that economic self-sufficiency offers a method of prevention.