The countdown continues for registration to the Walk To End FGM, scheduled for Saturday, October 19th on the Washington National Mall. Make sure you register early to pay the early bird fee of $35. Our Keynote Speaker this year at the Walk To End FGM is Thomas P. Murt of the House of Representatives of the 152nd District in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Representative Murt was instrumental in getting the law against FGM passed recently in his state, so you do not want to miss his speech.
Started in 2014, Walk to End FGM is a 5K charity walk-A-thon against female genital mutilation (FGM). FGM is the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. Most girls undergo FGM when they are between 5 and 15 years old. Practiced for more than 5 centuries, FGM made its way to Europe, the U.K., Australia and North America due to the continuation of the practice by immigrants from countries where FGM is common.
Mission and Purpose
The mission of our organization is to empower women and girls through education to eradicate gender based violence, with focus on female genital mutilation. The purpose of the Walk to End FGM is to raise awareness about the practice of female genital mutilation and raise funds to support our programs. The organization saw the need to educate and inform the public in the U.S. that this heinous and atrocious practice is not only a problem in Africa, Asia and the Middle East; that it is a problem of the world.
The proceeds raised from the Walk to End FGM are used to support the programs for the rehabilitation of FGM survivors and the prevention of FGM on girls.
Get Involved and Participate
- Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
- Join a team that is already formed
- Register as an individual participant
- Register as a virtual participant and help raise funds (if you are unable to attend)
- Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
- Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM
- Register as a volunteer
Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.