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Navigating the Jungle Gym of a Career in International Development

By Annelise Matsuo, Membership & Events Intern, Global Washington


On July 20, 2016, Global Washington partnered with Landesa to lead a panel discussion on careers in international development, hosted at the PATH headquarters in Seattle. The discussion was moderated by Global Washington’s Executive Director, Kristen Dailey, and included Radha Friedman, Michele Frix, and Rebecca Okelo, three young professionals who have already made significant contributions to the vibrant international development community in Washington state. Friedman currently serves as Director of Programs at World Justice Project, Michele Frix is Chief of Staff at the Seattle Foundation, and Rebecca Okelo is founder and Executive Director of MED25 International. Read More

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World Bicycle Relief

By Amanda Pain

Kids on bike.

World Bicycle Relief

Dave Neiswander, President of World Bicycle Relief (WBR), remembers his first trip to Zambia in 2007. As he rode in the back of a pick-up truck with WBR co-founder Leah Missbach Day, they imagined seeing bicycles along that same road connecting resources to people living in the last mile community of Palabana. Today, WBR has provided over 15,000 Buffalo Bicycles to the rural, isolated area of Palabana, and their dream has become a reality.
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Cervical Cancer: A Map of Inequity

The 2016 Women Deliver conference is an unprecedented gathering of the some of the world’s most committed women and men. Midwives, Presidents, youth advocates, physicians, policymakers and mothers fill rooms to take stock of our successes, our failures and our future efforts to improve the health and well-being of women around the world. We learn that much has changed—the challenges of pregnancy-related complications and HIV and AIDS have been forcefully and creatively tackled for many and in most countries. We also know that in order to protect those hard-earned successes, we must now turn to the diseases that are increasingly taking the lives of women—often mothers in their most productive years.

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