News & Views

Gender-based Violence: A Neglected Barrier to Women’s Engagement in HIV Services

Today, there is widespread recognition that gender-based violence (GBV) is a human rights violation and pervasive global health challenge with many consequences for women and girls including physical injury, psychological trauma, unwanted pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.  

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Council Commentary

Celebrating Four Council 120 Under 40 Winners

This week the Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health announced 40 new winners of 120 Under 40’s New Generation of Family Planning Leaders project, including four outstanding Population Council colleagues representing Cambodia, Pakistan, and the United States. 

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Press Releases

Population Council Awarded Breakthrough-RESEARCH Project by USAID

New York, NY (August 17, 2017) — The Population Council has been awarded Breakthrough-RESEARCH, a five-year cooperative agreement from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The project aims to improve healthy behaviors and norms across key global health areas, including family planning and reproductive health; HIV/AIDS; maternal, newborn and child health; emerging infectious diseases; and malaria. Led by the Population Council, consortium partners include the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University, Population Reference Bureau, Tulane University, Avenir Health and ideas42.

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Council Commentary

Invigorated by the science, resolute in the work ahead: Reflections from IAS 2017

Each day, approximately 4600 people around the world are newly infected with HIV, and more than 2500 die of HIV related causes each year.1  Substantial progress has been made to combat the epidemic, but the need for rigorous research and scientific breakthrough to achieve an AIDS-free world has never been more pressing. 

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Media Coverage

Project Syndicate: Unlocking Girls’ Potential

In a widely syndicated op-ed, Population Council’s Thoai Ngo argues that empowering girls with knowledge and skills to participate in the 21st century economy is not just the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do for global development.  

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Council Commentary

Family Planning Summit To Reaffirm Global Commitments

Five years after the historic London Summit in 2012, the Population Council joined policymakers, donors, and advocates from around the world as they renewed their commitments and reviewed progress toward the Family Planning 2020 goals to ensure more women and girls around the world can plan their families and their futures. At the end of the week, more than 60 countries, private companies, and partner organizations committed to accelerating progress for family planning.

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