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US Senate is to review a funding bill that could mitigate the effects President Trump’s Gag Rule has on women's sexual and reproductive health worldwide. Senator Jeanne Shaheen's amendment of a funding bill would restore funding cut by President Trump and permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule.
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  • Now we’re in debt: Earth Overshoot Day

    2 August 2017 This year, August 2nd marks Earth Overshoot Day, the date on which humanity has used more natural resources than the planet can renew in a whole year. As our population and consumption grow, the date of Overshoot Day gets earlier each year - a vital warning sign about a worsening crisis. read more...
  • The Road to 2020: London Family Planning Summit

    1 August 2017 The 2017 London Family Planning Summit provided a renewed sense of momentum within a sector that has recently come under threat. At a time when pressure on reproductive health is high and massive population shifts are underway, vital commitments to family planning were made by governments and international organisations. read more...

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Short videos about population

Welcome to the Anthropocene! Big Foot at the National History Museum