By Sara Ojjeh, Editor-In-Chief, PhilanthropyNYU; PSI NextGen Ambassador About the Author: Sara Ojjeh is a dedicated philanthropist with special interests in international development, global health and education, and human rights. She was a Director at the Swiss Philanthropy Fund, a non-profit that helps women and children across the world live better lives, support themselves, get anRead More ›
By Marshall Stowell, Vice President of External Relations and Communications, PSI Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative, #selfiewithdaughter is taking off around the world. Below, PSI’s VP of External Relations and Communications and new dad, Marshall Stowell offers his thoughts on the phenomenon. I’ve always considered myself a feminist. Or at least I thought so.Read More ›
By Maria Dieter, Communications Assistant, PSI “It’s wonderful how much you’re involved in your child’s life.” For a mother, this statement would be redundant. A father, however, would find it transformative. Yesterday was Father’s Day in the United States, and across the globe, fathers are proving to be an important and powerful force for change,Read More ›
Are you more charitable when there’s one individual in need or millions? Can social marketing change family planning as we know it? Why women should build social capital is obvious, but how? Here are a few Tweets from PSI experts, network members and friends to get you thinking this weekend about how we can all play a partRead More ›
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…greater social empowerment of women will be associated with smaller mortality differences between women and men, which may seem counterintuitive from a nonevolutionary perspective. In other words, they predict that higher levels of societal patriarchy will be associated with greater levels of excess male mortality.
By Marshall Stowell – Editor-in-Chief, Impact Magazine
In the previous issue of Impact, we examined the new era of philanthropy and giving to global health. In this issue, produced in partnership with Women Deliver and the Skoll Foundation, we focus on one of the most effective ways to lift families, communities and countries: investment in the health and rights of girls and women.
Today’s plan for improving the health of girls and women looks different than a decade ago. We asked Impact readers to identify 10 game-changing moments for girls and women throughout the past decade. Here’s what they said:
➊ 1994: Ghana becomes the first African country to ban female genital cutting.
➋ 2000: The Millennium Development Goals are drafted, making gender equality and female empowerment key to the development agenda.Read More ›
Women around the world continue to face an uneven playing field in education, employment, earnings and decision-making power. A World Bank report from 2012 presented evidence that ensuring that the world’s 3.5 billion women have equal opportunities can be global economic boon. The Seattle Chapter of the Society for International Development (SID) is partnering with the SID Washington, DC Chapter for a special bi-coastal event that will discuss the intersection between health and women’s economic empowerment. A video feed will link the audiences and two speakers in each location. PSI President and CEO Karl Hofmann is scheduled to join the conversation from Washington DC with other global health experts and activists.
Click below for further details on the event if you want to attend the even to see how global health initiatives are working together with increase economic opportunities to both improve the well being of and empower women.Read More ›