Global Washington is hosting GlobalFest 2012: Stand for Girls on September 22nd to celebrate the achievements of women worldwide and the innovations of Washington State’s collaborative global development organizations. Attend this free event and discover how Washington organizations are advancing the well-being of thousands of girls each day by making education accessible, expanding economic opportunities for women, and ensuring the health of mothers and children. GlobalFest welcomes the entire family to the Center House at the Seattle Center and will feature interactive booths and exhibits from 40 of Washington’s leading global development organizations, live world music, informational “GlobalEDU” sessions on topics related to women and girls, and a special screening of the new film Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. GlobalFest is part of a September Stand for Girls Campaign, organized by Global Washington to raise awareness about and funds for issues affecting women and girls. Learn more at