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Population Council Mourns the Death of Dr. Nafis Sadik

The Population Council expresses its sorrow at the passing of Dr. Nafis Sadik, a visionary and influential leader who made historic contributions to the reproductive health, rights, and choices of populations around the world.

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Population Council’s Board of Trustees Commitment to Board Diversity

During its 158th meeting held on 27–28 June, the Population Council’s Board of Trustees strengthened and demonstrated accountability to its commitment to Board diversity by approving revisions to its diversity statement which was adopted in June 2021. Notably, the revised statement includes goals on Board composition in relation to gender and representation from low- and middle-income countries and early/mid-career individuals. 

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World Population Day

Population issues are among the most critical challenges the world faces in the 21st century.

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A Tribute to Dr. Ian Fraser

The Population Council pays tribute to Dr. Ian Stewart Fraser and his contributions to ensuring the sexual and reproductive health, rights, and choices of populations around the world. Fraser passed away on 28 June.

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Statement on the US Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

As a global research organization committed to sexual and reproductive health, rights, and choices, the Population Council is deeply disturbed by the United States Supreme Court’s decision to revoke the right to abortion—a right that has been protected for nearly 50 years.  

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A Statement on the Passing of Feminist Leader Adrienne Germain

The Population Council mourns the passing of Adrienne Germain, a feminist leader who dedicated her life to ensuring sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice for women and girls. Early in her career, Germain was a Council researcher who went on to work at the Ford Foundation and most notably to co-found the International Women's Health Coalition. 

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