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Free Workshop on “Cooking for Peace & Compassion” – We all know the phrase you are what you eat. But, we usually just think of the physical effects of food on our health. Food influences our mental, spiritual and physical well-being, and has an ethical impact on animals and the environment. Please join us in learning simple and tasty vegetarian recipes you can easily make, and gaining insights into how our consciousness and energy affects our food. Food samples will be provided. Saturday, April 2nd, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.  It is held at the Meditation Museum, 9525 Georgia Avenue, Suite 101, Silver Spring, MD.  Free Event – Contributions Appreciated. RSVP at www.meditationmuseum.org/meditation-events

Say “Yes” to Somalia FGM Ban:  The Minister of Women in Somalia has proposed a full ban on FGM, and there is precedent of the central government adopting their progressive legislation. If enough people sign their petition and take a stand for girls now, they can bolster their initiatives, and help push through a law in the next Parliament. Join the call now and tell everyone. https://secure.avaaz.org/en/fgm_somalia_ban_loc/?tkXtqkb. 

Power Up Women’s Conference will honor several women achievers, leaders and visionaries in their 2016 breakfast and lunch conference on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 9:00am until 3:00pm at the 1757 Golf Club, 45120 Waxpool Road, Sterling, VA. 20166.  For additional information, visit their conference site at www.powerupwomensconference.com.

Save the Date:  Saturday, May 21, 2016.  Life After FGM is hosting their annual conference at the campus of the University of Maryland in the evening.

Save the Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016.  Plan to join us for the Walk To End FGM 2016.  Call 703.818.3787 or email info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org for additional information.  Follow us on Twitter @1Globalwoman and “like” us on FaceBook www.facebook.com/globalwomanpeacefoundation.

 

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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