Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation Secures 2016 Walk to End FGM Date

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation has wasted no time in setting the date for their 2016 Walk to End FGM.  The organization announced at their 2015 walk-A-thon last month that they have already secured October 15, 2016 with the National Park Service for their 2016 Walk-A-thon.

The National Park Service requires organizations to reserve their desired event dates on the National Mall in Washington at least a year in advance.  With October being the Domestic Violence month, Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation’s preferred month for their walk-A-thon is October.  “While we prefer to walk in the month of October, we also want to avoid a very cold day.”  A representative from the organization remarked.  “The middle of the month is warmer than the end of the month.”  She continued.  “We have been fortunate to have sunny weather two consecutive years for our walk-A-thon.”

The Planning Committee wants you to save and remember the date, Saturday, October 15, 2016 for the next Walk to End FGM.  The organization will begin to announce their speakers as early as March, as they receive confirmation from invited speakers.  Updates will continue through future editions of the newsletter on registrations, team formations, fundraising, sponsorships, etc.

All proceeds raised from the Walk to End FGM are donated to the Global Woman Center for survivors’ restorative surgeries.  Fundraising for surgeries will continue by the organization throughout the year.

If you are interested in helping to sponsor the first candidate for restorative surgery, please contact Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation for additional information at  You may also call 703.818.3787.  The surgery will enable FGM survivors to have natural childbirth, painless urination and menstrual periods, reduce infant and maternal mortalities, etc.