Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation will host their first End FGM Social tomorrow at the George Mason University Arlington campus, from 3:00pm until 6:00pm.  The location of the Social is in Founders Hall, Room 111.  The Social will consist of refreshments and a panel discussion, moderated by a graduate student at George Mason, Ms. Meskerem Damtew.

Following the discussion, Ms. Damtew will open the floor to the audience in a Question & Answer (Q&A) between the panelists and the audience.  Majority of the audience is expected to comprise of the student body of the Graduate School of George Mason University.  Also expected to attend the End FGM Social is the President of the Guinean Women Association of Washington, D.C.

The purpose of holding an End FGM Social is to help raise awareness about female genital mutilation, and educate the community on FGM.  The Social is part of the campaign against FGM in the U.S.  “It is important that we hold the kick-off of our Social at the campus of a leading university in this area”, a board member of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation said.  “Reaching the public at university level is a key component of spreading the word about this awful practice.”

The scheduled panelists are the President and Founder of Inter-Africa Committee-USA, Mrs. Fatoumata Kande-Kouyate, the President of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, Angela Peabody, the Medical Advisor of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, Dr. Chelsia Bhatti and the Media Advisor of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, Ms. Arielle Buchmann.  With a panel of this nature and their knowledge of female genital mutilation, the audience will leave this first End FGM Social with much needed information about the practice of FGM.  Check out next week’s newsletter for the details of the result of the Social.

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your contributions are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.