July 11 World Population Day
World Population Day, 11 July, calls global attention to the rights to reproductive health and family planning, encouraging all to seek solutions. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program in 1989 when the world's population reached 5 billion persons.
According to the United Nations, reproductive health problems remain the leading cause of ill health and death for women of childbearing age worldwide. Organizations and activist groups seek ways to raise awareness, generate commitment, and find solutions that meet the needs of our growing world population. Suggested events include poster or essay contests, sports events, concerts, rallies, write blog posts, fundraising events, contact legislators, speak out on radio shows, and have one-on-one conversations.