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The Global Struggle for LGBT Equality


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For far too long, the international development community has seemed to ignore those who do not fit socially prescribed gender and sexual roles, leaving them to endure social and legal persecution. To holistically combat global poverty, development practitioners must address the often violent forms of repression plaguing the LGBT community.

On May 13, the University Of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, a Global Washington member, collaborated with Crosscut and the World Affairs Council to host a panel on the global struggle for LGBT equality. Global Washington was a promotional partner for the lively discussion. Read More

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Malaria No More


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While malaria was eradicated in the United States in 1951, it remains a menacing threat to 3.3 billion people worldwide. Each year, approximately 584,000 people die from the disease with 78% of all malaria deaths occurring in children under the age of five. That means a child dies from malaria every minute. The parasite keeps more African kids out of school than any other disease and costs Africa an estimated $12 billion per year in lost productivity.

The good news is that statistics prove that investments in malaria prevention pay off. Since 2000, an estimated 670 million cases of malaria have been averted and 4.3 million lives saved due to the work of organizations including Global Washington member Malaria No More (MNM). In the words of CEO Martin Edlund, MNM exists “To help ensure nobody dies from mosquito bites and, ultimately, that we eradicate the disease.” MNM works to accomplish its mission by engaging global leaders, mobilizing existing resources and launching innovative advocacy programs in endemic countries. Read More

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Earthquake Disaster 2015 in Nepal

This Situation and Response Report was submitted by Rotary District 3292, Rotary Club of Dhulikhel and the Community Development and Relief Agency Nepal on May 4, 2015. It details current conditions and on-the-ground relief efforts throughout areas in Nepal devastated by the recent earthquake.

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