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September 28, 2022

Population Institute Launches New Initiative in Face of Mounting Attacks on Rights

For the past four plus years, the rePROs Fight Back podcast has been committed to discussing issues related to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. Still, at this moment of extreme attacks on SRHRJ, simply producing a podcast is not enough. The fight to guarantee our bodily autonomy, ensure our human rights, and decide our futures requires a doubling down on our commitment to SRHRJ for everyone– no matter who they are or where they live. We are excited to announce that the rePROs Fight Back podcast is growing. In addition to the podcast, rePROs will expand to include education and advocacy efforts on global and domestic SRHRJ issues through resources and additional ways to take action.  Read More »

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Press Release

November 13, 2022

Population Institute Statement on World Population Passing 8 Billion

On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, it is projected that the world’s population will surpass 8 billion people. According to the UN’s World Population Prospects 2022, global population will continue to expand for decades, likely peaking around 10.4 billion by 2080. Global population reached 7 billion in 2011 and was estimated at 4 billion in 1974.  Commenting on the 8 billion population milestone, Kathleen Mogelgaard, President and CEO of the Population Institute, made the following statement: Read More »

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Commentary

November 15, 2022

The World of 8 Billion: Six Things to Know

While reaching 8 billion doesn’t mean we are fated to keep adding a billion people to the population every decade—U.N. projections indicate population growth will level off later in this century—continued population growth is not without its challenges. Optimistic media takes on the 8 billion milestone tend to gloss over how continued growth could adversely affect people and the planet, including the climate and environment, food security, water, health, civil conflict, refugees, displacement and widening global inequity. For a more complete picture of how this might play out, it’s important keep six fundamental points in mind... Read More »

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