BENEFITING: Human Rights Watch
I find the older I get, the more I need to feel GOOD on my birthday (vs. the normal dread). The Human Rights Watch is making enormous strides towards helping change the attitudes towards abused and marginalized women in Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere. Their latest pleas is for helping girls married off at 13, often to men who raped them. For my 46th, I would love to contribute, with your help, to the HRW efforts. If you haven't checked them out, you might find yourself impressed with their army of do-gooders and smart, brave people, crossing international barriers to do the right thing.
In any case, if you feel like donating a dollar, five maybe, or ten, please do! It will make my 46 less painful : )