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.