Volunteers Needed: Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is in search of volunteers for their 3rd annual Walk to End FGM in the nation’s capital on Saturday, October 15, 2016. Volunteers’ responsibilities are: Arrive early, set-up, on-site registration, T-shirt and bag distribution, oversee donations, supervision of the tents, coordinate pre-walk ceremony, seat speakers and guests, coordinate photo-ops and pre-walk interviews. All volunteers will have free registration for the walk. A special registration code will be provided once you have been approved as a volunteer. If you are interested in being a volunteer for the Walk to End FGM send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject line, “Volunteer”.
Female Mutilation authored by Hilary Burrage was formally released in the US and Canada yesterday, May 2, 2016. The book is 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. We will release the list of our speakers later this month. Registration begins in 2 weeks. Call 703.818.3787 or email email@example.com 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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