You’re invited: The National Organization of Women (NOW) of Prince William County invites you to their 2nd Annual “Celebrating Women Leaders” luncheon on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 1:00pm – 3:00pm at 8109 Counselor Road in Manassas, Virginia 20112. For details and ticket information, visit www.pwcnow.org.
Female Mutilation authored by Hilary Burrage is scheduled to formally be released in both the USA and Canada on May 2, 2016. The book will be on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. This book is highly recommended for high school students and anyone who wants to learn more about the practice of FGM/C. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/female-mutilation-hilary-burrage/1123329211?ean=9781742576077
Save the Date: 1st Annual LifeAfter FGM’s Sister Talk Conference – Take Back the Power. Saturday May 21st, 2016. 1:30 – 4:00 PM at the Nyumburu Cultural Center, 4018 Campus Drive, College Park, Maryland. This event is organized for survivors of FGM and other forms of sexual violence. Attendees will receive tools which will help them take back the power their abusers have over them and live a life of total freedom. Open to all, so come and meet other survivors in your community and form a coalition to fight against #FGM.
Save the Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016. Plan to join us for the Walk to End FGM 2016. Call 703.818.3787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. Follow us on Twitter @1Globalwoman and “like” us on FaceBook www.facebook.com/globalwomanpeacefoundation.
Attention: The U.S. government opposes FGM/C, no matter the type, degree, or severity, and no matter what the motivation for performing it. The U.S. government considers FGM/C to be a serious human rights abuse, gender-based violence, and, when done to children, a form of child abuse. It is against the law to perform FGM/C in the United States on a girl under the age of 18 or to send or attempt to send her outside the United States so FGM/C can be performed. People who violate this law can face prison time and significant immigration consequences. Additionally, anyone who performs FGM/C on a woman 18 years old or older without her consent may be charged with a crime under other laws. If someone performed FGM/C on you, you have not violated any U.S. laws and are not at fault, call 1-800-994-9662.
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