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Avengers: Endgame and The Snap: Did Thanos Get It Right?

May 21, 2019 | Post

This post contains spoilers for multiple Avengers movies, including Endgame. Seriously, you’ve been warned. We’ve been talking about writing an Avengers: Endgame post for a few weeks now, given the obvious thematic connection to our work on global population growth. We haven’t done it until now because, the internet being…...

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Human Activities Threaten Up to 1 Million Species With Extinction

May 7, 2019 | Post

The UN just presented a teaser of its most comprehensive report on biodiversity since 2005, and the central point it makes is devastating: Up to a million plant and animal species are threatened with extinction, and human activity is to blame. Changes in land and sea use, direct species exploitation,…...

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2019 Capitol Hill Days

April 4, 2019 | Post

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…...

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Bipartisan Support for Family Planning Used to Be a Thing. What Happened?

January 24, 2019 | Post

One of the most polarizing issues facing the U.S. today centers around women’s reproductive health and family planning services. In fact, the mainstream Republican agenda is in complete ideological opposition to family planning, and has gone so far as to label it immoral. But a quick look back in time…...

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What Fertility Rates in Africa Tell Us About Global Development

October 19, 2018 | Post

“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…...

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2018 Summer of HER

September 1, 2018 | Post

We mobilized in support of health, empowerment and rights for the Summer of HER, a ten-week project of #Fight4HER. Activists and volunteers from eight target states and ten cities built support to end Trump’s Global Gag Rule in their communities. Our organizers and activists gathered over 7,400 petitions in support of global reproductive…...

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"Factfullness" and Understanding Population Impacts

July 9, 2018 | Post

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…...

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Personal Freedom, Consumerism, and the "Population Connection"

May 18, 2018 | Post

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…...

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2018 Capitol Hill Days

March 20, 2018 | Post

We had 350 activists storm D.C. for the weekend to speak out against Trump’s Global Gag Rule, and to urge their elected officials to support the Global HER Act and a $1.2 billion U.S. investment in international family planning — including $70 million for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).…...

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Should the United States Should Stop Incentivizing Childbearing with Tax Advantages?

May 19, 2017 | Post

If so, it’s not a hill we’re willing to die on. We are often asked why we don’t lobby for an end to “government incentives for people to have children.” Some believe that the tax breaks people get in the United States might lead them to have more children than…...

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