Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation announced Thursday that they will give awards to ten women in recognition of their remarkable work and contribution against female genital mutilation and other forms of violence against women.

While women’s organizations around the world celebrated “Day of the Girl” on Sunday, the Executive Committee of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation sent out notifications to the selected recipients of their Recognition Award.  “There are so many women around the world who deserve to be recognized and unfortunately we can only give out ten a year.”  A member of the Executive Committee pointed out.  “It is the least our organization can do for these brave and courageous women who dedicate their time and lives to ensure that there is equality and safety for women and girls in the world.”

The Recognition Awards is a new item to the Walk to End FGM this year.  The organization will select ten recipients each year in recognition of their work.  In the future, Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. will involve the general public; they will ask the public to send in nominations to be considered for selection by the Executive Committee.  The organization will begin accepting nominations for 2016 effective June 1, 2016.  Nominations will be welcomed from all parts of the world.

This year’s ceremony at the Walk to End FGM is projected to be extraordinary.  There are several items on the program that were not on the 2014 program.  You do not want to miss this year’s walk-a-thon; there are the special speakers, the Recognition Awards, giving honor to the survivors and the introduction of a special song composed and dedicated to Global Woman P.E.A.C.E.

The JW Marriott announced this past Thursday that they have lowered the special discounted Walk to End FGM rate by $35 nightly, and they have decided to extend the deadline to Friday, October 16th as opposed to the original deadline of October 9th.  You still have time to make your hotel room reservations if you need overnight accommodations.  Visit https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=14238318 to reserve your room.

If you have not yet secured your registration for the Walk to End FGM on October 31st, it is not too late.  Visit the website at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and register to join this memorable event.  If you are unable to walk the 5K stretch, you may still register and join the crowd for the ceremony.  If you will not be in Washington, D.C. on the 31st, you can support the cause to end female genital mutilation by making a donation on the website.  For more information about the walk-a-thon and the ceremony, please contact the organization at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or 703.818.3787.