GlobalFest 2012: Stand for Girls
Washington organizations stood together at GlobalFest 2012
On Saturday, September 22nd at the Seattle Center, 1,000 people viewed exhibits from 34 GlobalWA member organizations,which highlighted their work around the world and how it benefits women and girls. Over 100 people attended classroom sessions and viewed Half the Sky.
If you attended the event, we invite you to post your impressions or pictures to the GlobalFest facebook page. We would love to get to know you and connect further! And please check back here for more photos from the event to be posted soon!
We are seeing a new collaborative movement, where organizations from different sectors and issue areas are coming together, recognizing that these issues are too large for any one to tackle on its own, but that together we can make a difference.
Learn more about participating organizations:
- Ayni Education International
- Days for Girls International
- East African Community Services
- Esperanza International Foundation
- Etta Projects
- Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity & Stillbirth (GAPPS)
- Global Impact
- Global Partnerships
- HEAL Africa
- Healing the Children of WWA/OR
- iLeap: The Center for Critical Service
- Imaging the World
- Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI)
- Jet City StoveWorks
- Kids Without Borders
- Living Earth Institute
- Mangrove Action Project
- Mona Foundation
- Oikocredit NW
- One by One
- OneWorld Now!
- Organization of Women International Trade
- PeaceTrees Vietnam
- Prosthetics Outreach Foundation
- Richards Rwanda
- Rwanda Girls Initiative
- Sister Schools
- Smiles Forever
- Upaya Social Ventures
- Viva Network North America
- West African Vocational Schools
- Women’s Enterprises International
- World Bicycle Relief
Organizations based in Washington State are at the forefront of international development and health for women, catalyzing progress for the most vulnerable on five continents. From education for young girls in Afghanistan to revolutionary ultrasound technology for mothers in Uganda, Washington organizations directly impact thousands of girls every day.
Seattle’s Next 50 is GLOBAL!
We proudly join Seattle’s Next50 in celebrating the ingenuity and achievements of our region during Innovation Month in September. GlobalWA and its members know that Washington State’s newest innovation is collaboration. These members are coming together in unprecedented ways to share best practices and knowledge to change our local and global communities for the better.
Women experience unique challenges globally. They lag behind men in wages for doing equal work, face numerous pregnancy-related health risks, and have been historically barred from quality education. Yet, for every dollar a woman earns, she invests 80 cents in her family. Healthy, prosperous, educated women impact their families, communities, and our world.
Real investment in women and girls requires collaborative solutions. Organizations from different sectors and issue areas must come out of isolation and join together. Global Washington facilitates this collaboration and helps our members develop a shared definition of success. During our Stand for Girls 2012 campaign 10 organizations are leading the way by working together to break down barriers within the global development sector and gain enthusiastic support for poverty alleviation in the greater community.
Please join us in supporting innovations that lift up women and the organizations that create them. An investment in women and girls is an investment in our shared future. Stand with us. Stand for girls.