Population Media Center
|Motto||Acting for Change|
|Focus||Entertainment-Education for international development|
|Location||South Burlington, Vermont, United States|
The organization works with mass media and other organizations to achieve the stabilization of the human population at a level that can be sustained by the world's natural resources. It also aims to lessen the impact of the growing number of humans on the environment. The organization helps to educate people about the benefits of small families, encourages the use of family planning, upholds women's status and promotes gender equity.
The organization creates long-running serial dramas based on its particular entertainment methodology, derived from Miguel Sabido's original Entertainment-Education approach, to help change attitudes and behavior related to people's health and well-being. This methodology has been scientifically shown to lead to population-wide behavior change in many countries where it has been implemented, and was spread widely by former PMC board member and advisor David Poindexter.
Since its inception, PMC has initiated projects in:
- Burkina Faso
- Costa Rica
- Côte d’Ivoire
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Dominican Republic
- Eastern Caribbean
- El Salvador
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- the United States
- "Population Media Center: Two Crises, One Solution | MAHB". MAHB. 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
- "Sex, Soap & Social Change - The Sabido Methodology - Population Media Center". Population Media Center. 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
- PMC website
- WHO page about PMC
- $350,000 MacArthur grant
- Digital Journal: Population Media Center takes creative approach to overpopulation
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