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Editor's Note, September 2023

September 11, 2023 | Articles

Marian Starkey, marian@popconnect.org Raise your hand (or, even better, write a letter to the editor) if you’re sick of reading news articles about the economic devastation that the aging populations of high-income countries will inevitably bring in the coming years and decades. Many journalists, economists, politicians, and businesspeople are hung…...

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Virtual Events, September 2023

September 11, 2023 | Articles

Thank You for Joining Us Online! If you haven’t checked out the array of virtual events Population Connection hosts each month, you’re missing out! This summer, hundreds of members and supporters have joined us for several exciting events: Population Connection’s communications staff marked World Population Day on July 11 with…...

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Aging Populations and Great Power Politics: The Problem Is for the Elites, Not the Masses

September 11, 2023 | Articles

We recently got new data showing that China’s population shrunk last year. It is now projected to see its population continue to decline through the rest of this century. This is being portrayed as a disaster for China. A similar “disaster” has already hit Japan, South Korea, Italy, and many…...

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Letters to the Editor, September 2023

September 11, 2023 | Articles

I am a longtime member of Population Connection, and you are in my trust. The June issue about the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) brought back memories. My husband and I joined the Peace Corps after we graduated from UC Berkeley in 1965 and were sent to a village…...

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Summer Photo Contest Winners

September 11, 2023 | Articles

We are thrilled to announce the winners of our second annual Summer Photo Contest! Participants from across the country contributed images showcasing the natural landscapes, diverse cultures, and wildlife that fuel their passion for working toward a sustainable future. Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all who participated. You…...

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Editorial Excerpts, September 2023

September 11, 2023 | Articles

This year, instead of celebrating the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling guaranteeing a constitutional right to abortion, advocates of reproductive rights are observing the grim one-year mark since the Court overturned that ruling—and mapping out strategies for restoring abortion access where it was lost…...

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Population Education, September 2023

September 11, 2023 | Articles

2023 Summer Leadership Institutes Preparing New PopEd Trainers to Facilitate Their Own Workshops New Orleans and Seattle played host to back-to-back Population Education Leadership Institutes this summer. These weekend events brought together educators (K–12 teachers, university education faculty, and nonformal educators) who are interested in becoming local facilitators of workshops…...

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Global Partners, September 2023

September 11, 2023 | Articles

Awakening Horn for Inclusive Rural Development (AHIRD) Awakening Horn for Inclusive Rural Development (AHIRD) was founded in 2020 by a group of five young Tanzanians who experienced hardship and injustice while growing up and decided to join hands to fight harmful social-cultural practices, beliefs, and traditions that violate the rights…...

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Washington View, September 2023

September 11, 2023 | Articles

House Introduces Harmful Funding Bills House Republicans use funding bills to gut family planning On July 12, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2024 State Department and Foreign Operations (SFOPs) funding bill on a pure party line vote of 32–27 with all Democrats on the committee voting in…...

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ZPG Society Member Martha “Marti” Scheel

September 11, 2023 | Articles

The ZPG Society is our recognition group for members who have made a gift in their will or trust, established a Charitable Gift Annuity, or designated Population Connection as a beneficiary of their retirement fund or other financial account. Development Manager Sarah Ikemoto spoke with ZPG Society member Martha “Marti”…...

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