We envision a world where girls and women have achieved full gender equality; all women have access to reproductive health services, every child is a wanted child, and where global population is brought into balance with a healthy global environment and resource base.


Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people and the planet by supporting policies and programs that promote sexual and reproductive health and rights. We build support for those policies and programs by educating policymakers, policy administrators, the media, and the general public about:

  •  The essential importance of achieving gender equality and promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights;
  • The adverse impacts of overpopulation on the environment, scarce natural resources, biodiversity, and efforts to eliminate hunger and severe poverty in developing countries; and
  • The personal, social and economic benefits that arise from expanding access to family planning services and information.