The Population Council is an organization I’ve long admired. It conducts research throughout the developing world in 50+ countries to improve policies, programs, and products in three key areas: HIV and AIDS; poverty, gender, and youth; and reproductive health. Its research unlocks solutions to challenging situations — like unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence, female genital cutting, child marriage and more — and helps give vulnerable populations a voice in the global arena.
Apparently, I’m not the only one who really digs the Population Council; Sigourney Weaver recently filmed a short video about the organization. Take a few minutes to check it out:
Now, put on your awesome hat and make a donation! Some amazing donor has promised to match all contributions made by June 30, up to $35,000 — that’s pretty amazing and will go a long way towards sparking change and improving lives.