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PRB Program Inspires Senegalese Journalist to Write Award-Winning Stories

December 2015: Article Senegalese journalist Maimouna Gueye has won a 2015 Global Health Reporting award from the International Center for Journalists for stories she wrote after participating in a program organized by the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) in southern Senegal and the capital, Dakar.

Ethiopia Makes Progress Toward a Demographic Dividend

December 2015: Article Over the last two decades, Ethiopia has experienced an impressive decline in fertility, enjoyed strong economic growth, and made great strides in poverty reduction.

PRB Training Teaches Journalists About the Demographic Dividend

December 2015: Article The Population Reference Bureau, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Union for African Population Studies brought together journalists and communications professionals from across sub-Saharan Africa for a day-long workshop Nov. 29 on the demographic dividend ahead of the 7th African Population Conference in Pretoria, South Africa.

Nigerian Parliamentarian Pushing for New Population Policy Cites PRB Data As Evidence

December 2015: Article According to news reports, Nigerian parliamentarian Babatunde Gabriel Kolawole backed a proposed motion for population policy legislation with projections from PRB’s World Population Data Sheet as evidence of a brewing crisis and the need to take quick policy action to avert it.

Iran's Demographic Dividend and the Implications of the Nuclear Deal

December 2015: Article This article by Farzaneh Roudi, program director for the Middle East and North Africa at PRB, was published in the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

Exploring Climate and Population Linkages

December 2015: Article As the world turns its attention to Paris and the global climate talks, decisionmakers are increasingly making the connection between population and climate change. Research is expanding on the contribution of population size, growth, and composition to climate change.

How Family Planning Could Help Slow Climate Change

December 2015: Article Ms. Magazine blog published "How Family Planning Could Help Slow Climate Change," by PRB's Kristen P. Patterson.

Ending Child Marriage in Africa

November 2015: Article The African Girl’s Summit on Ending Child Marriage in Africa is taking place Nov. 26-27, 2015, in Lusaka, Zambia, to enhance awareness of the effects of child marriage and accelerate its end.

Early Marriage Trends

November 2015: Article Early marriage (before age 18) undermines the rights and livelihood opportunities of adolescent girls by leaving them vulnerable to the health risks of early pregnancy and childbearing, and prematurely ending their schooling.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

November 2015: Article The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence span from November 25, International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women, through December 10, International Human Rights Day. During this period, PRB will highlight data and related materials on gender violence.


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