Weekly Buzz: Links We Like

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 part

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A vaccine could do more than prevent AIDS

AIDS is the number-one killer of women of reproductive age in sub-Saharan Africa and the world, and women account for more than half of the people living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries. It’s a human tragedy and an economic one.

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The 50-year journey to India

A day fighting against gender-based violence, with Indrani Goradia

The Indranis Light Foundation and PSI are launching a pilot project with in India to explore solutions to reduce the prevalence of gender-based violence and provide survivors with appropriate services.

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Did you know? Gender equality is better for men's health

…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.

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Introducing PSI Impact Issue #13 – Spotlight on Women and Girls

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.

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Join the Discussion on Breakthroughs in Global Women's Health

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.

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