We are now only 8 days away from the Walk to End FGM!  The excitement is building.  Have you registered yet?  We are taking registrations 24/7 up to the day of the walk so if you have not registered yet, it is not too late.  To register, please visit our website at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org, select “Events” and scroll down and click on “Register Now”.  If you are unable to join us but would like to make a donation, please go to our website and make a donation.

Instructions to Registering for the Walk to End FGM

If you are unable to join us in Washington, D.C. on October 31st, you can still participate by making a donation on the site or by sending us a check to Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, 14001A Grumble Jones Court, Centreville, VA. 20121 and you will become a “virtual walker”.

  • Register as a walker
  • Register as a virtual walker (make a donation and get everything a walker gets)
  • Register as a survivor (use this code: SURVIVORS2015)
  • Register as a volunteer (use this code: VOLUN2015)
  • Purchase a Sponsor Display Table (contact us for details 703.818.3787)

Here are a few housekeeping items to remember:

WUSA News Channel 9 in Washington to Discuss FGM with GWPF

If you are in the Washington, D.C. metro area on Monday, October 26th at 12Noon, tune in to WUSA Channel 9 with a special report from News Anchor, Andrea Roane when she interviews GWPF’s President, Angela Peabody and two FGM survivors about female genital mutilation (FGM).

The Program

We will assemble at 15th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW on the Washington National Mall at 8:00am.  T-shirts and complimentary bags will be distributed between 8:00am and 9:00am.  Pre-walk ceremony will begin at 9:00am with announcements, speeches and recognition awards.  The 5K walk-A-thon will begin promptly at 11:00am.  A copy of the program will be included in your complimentary bag.

The 5K Route as Issued by the National Park Service:

  • The route will begin at Constitution Avenue and 15th Street, Northwest in Washington, D.C. and will continue to the following memorials:
  • The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • The Lincoln Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • World War II Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • Back to 15th Street and Constitution Avenue

10-Day Weather Forecast Update

The Accu-Weather forecast for October 31st:  High – 67 degrees and low – 50 degrees with winds at 15 miles per hour and sunny.  We will continue to provide you with weather forecast updates until the day before the walk.

Wardrobe Advisory for October 31st

We advise you to dress according to the weather forecast for Walk-Day.  A sweat shirt or a sweater over which the T-shirt can go should keep you comfortable.  Jeans or sweat pants will go well with the t-shirt. Warm socks, sneakers and a hat are highly recommended.

Virtual Participant

If you are unable to join us in Washington, D.C. on October 31st, you can still participate by making a donation on the website, and you will become a “virtual participant”.

Transportation to Constitution & 15th Street, Northwest, Washington, DC

We recommend taking Metrorail to the Walk to End FGM.  The closest Metro stations are Federal Triangle and Smithsonian Metro Stations on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines.  We have received a few inquiries about carpooling from Northern Virginia.  If you plan on driving to Washington for the Walk to End FGM and would like to share the ride with other walkers, please contact Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation at (703) 818-3787 or email us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org.

A Call for Volunteers for the Walk to End FGM

We are putting out a call for volunteers for the walk.  For details on volunteering, please send an email to info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org to the attention of Ms. Meskerem Damtew.  Volunteers are expected to arrive at 6:30am for set-up.

This is the second walk in the U.S. against FGM.  Register and be a part of the campaign to end female genital mutilation.  Thanks!

Your donation and registration fee are tax deductible.  Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.