Aug. 16, 2012
Central American Women’s Delegation Visits King County
In July, the PAO hosted a delegation of ten Central American women leaders who are working to promote women’s rights and address sexual and gender-based violence in Central America. The visit was organized by the Seattle International Foundation along with U.S. Ambassador Melanne Verveer and the Office of Global Women’s Issues (U.S. Department of State). (external link)
The women were selected to participate in a special Volunteer Visitor Program to enhance their skills and support their work in tackling sexual and gender-based violence in their home countries.
During their time in Seattle, they met with nonprofits and public institutions working to address the same issues locally, and engaged in dialogues around best practices to end violence against women in Central America.
They are from El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, and Honduras. Some are just beginning careers, others are well known in their country.
Dan Satterberg speaking to a Central American
women’s delegation during a visit to King County.
Their positions are: social justice and community based advocates working to stop gender based violence; social workers in NGOs or working in the public health area of their government; government policy coordinator; students. Many were making their first trip to the United States.
Dan Satterberg speaking to a Central American women’s delegation during a visit to King County.
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