Happy New Year – January Edition

Welcome to the first edition of the monthly Global Woman Newsletter this year.  Global Woman Newsletter wishes you a Happy New Year, and looks forward to keeping you informed on a monthly basis this New Year.

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation (GWPF) wishes you a Happy New Year and welcomes our readers and supporters to 2020!  It is our hope that you had a wonderful holiday season, and we are looking forward to a prosperous year ahead.  The organization is excited to begin a new year and a new decade, which is also the 10th anniversary of the founding of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation.  With enthusiastic friends and supporters, it is a delight to enter the 10th year of serving women and girls.  We thank you for making it possible for us to have achieved some of our goals.  We could not have accomplished what we have in the last decade without your support.  GWPF has great plans for this year, so continue to read our newsletter the first Tuesday of each month, to stay updated as the news unfolds during the course of the year.  We look forward to working with you in 2020, together, helping to make it a productive and successful year.  Here are some of the January 2020 activities we have in the life of GWPF.

We will be making some changes to this newsletter in the coming months for the benefit of our readers.  Instead of having one lengthy article, we will have brief columns of various voices and topics.  Our readers will have the opportunity to hear directly from survivors of FGM, the community, and advocates.  If there is something you would like to see included in our monthly newsletter, please feel free to inform us.

Later this month, we plan to launch our official fundraising and registration page for the 2020 Walk To End FGM.  Yes, this event is not scheduled to take place until October 17th; however with an early launch, we will have 10 months to prepare participants, speakers, guests and awardees for their travels.  Please read the February edition of Global Woman Newsletter for details about the registration launch.

The 2020 Support Group Workshop will return on Saturday, January 18th.  We will be sending out an announcement and individual invitations will go out as early as next week.  If you are a survivor of FGM or you believe that you are at risk of it being done to you, please contact Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org to have your name added to the invitation list.

GWPF welcomes your continued support in 2020.

Comments and questions to info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call (703) 832-2642

Make Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation Your Favorite Charity in 2020

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In your charitable contributions and donations in 2020, please consider Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation by either through the DONATE BUTTON or by sending a check to Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, 14001-C St. Germain Drive #453 Centreville, Virginia 20121.  Your generous donations are tax deductible.  Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

Upcoming – Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation’s 2020 Calendar

Please Save these Important Dates

  • Monthly Global Woman Newsletter – Today, Tuesday, January 7th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, January 18th
  • International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM – Thursday, February 6th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, February 15th
  • International Women’s Day – Sunday, March 8th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, March 21st
  • First Quarter Board Meeting – Saturday, April 4th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, April 18th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, May 16th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, June 20th
  • Second Quarter Board Meeting – Saturday, June 27th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, July 18th
  • Vacances Sans Excision – Saturday, August 15th (No Support Group Workshop)
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, September 19th
  • Third Quarter Board Meeting – Saturday, September 26th
  • Global Woman Awards – Friday, October 16th
  • Walk To End FGM – Saturday, October 17th
  • Support Group Thanksgiving Feast – Saturday, November 21st
  • Year-End Board Meeting – Saturday, December 5th

We will update the preceding calendar as events develop during the Year

This section is for special announcements.  If you have an announcement you would like to run in this section, please follow these guidelines.

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The guidelines to submit an announcement to appear in this newsletter:

  • The length of announcement must be no more than a paragraph of 6 lines.
  • Your announcement is free of any charges.
  • Your announcement should be something that pertains to women, girls or students, such as events, walk-a-thons, conferences, etc.
  • If there is an accompanying image, it must be no less than 72 dpi, preferably in jpeg.
  • Your announcement must be received no later than the Thursday 5:00pm prior to the following Tuesday publication.
  • Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation reserves the right to deny a submission if it is not within our guidelines.

Weekly Word-Scramble

Do you enjoy playing with words?  This is a fun way to see how well you can unscramble the following words.  We will reveal the unscrambled words in next week’s edition of the newsletter.  If you enjoyed this, write and give us your feedback to info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org.

Can you unscramble the following five words?

This Week’s Scrambled Words







Last Week’s Scrambled Words                      Last Week’s Unscrambled Words

OREZ ECNARELOT                                       ZERO TOLERANCE

TROPPUS PUORG                                           SUPPORT GROUP

SROVIVRUS                                                    SURVIVORS


NEKLIM ETUTITSNI                                      MILKEN INSTITUTE

We give you five scrambled words each week.  We hope you enjoy playing.

How You Can Help & Support Us

Here are some of the ways you can help and support our programs in 2020:

  • Donations (including in-kind donations) globalwomanpeacefoundation.org
  • Partnering (collaborating in one of our programs and/or events)
  • Joining our Internship Program
  • Volunteering
  • Donate through employer payroll deduction (through Your Cause, United Way or the government employee giving program)

Our Programs to Support

Survivor Resettlement Program

  • Asylum Assistance
  • Employment Assistance
  • Permanent Residency Assistance
  • Housing Application Assistance
  • Health Insurance and Living Assistance
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Application
  • Adult Literacy Preparation
  • Grocery & Gasoline Assistance

Wholesome Organic Relief Program

  • Professional Counseling
  • Support Group Workshop
  • Survivor-only Support Group
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) Support
  • Restorative Surgery Sponsorship
  • Physical Therapy

Kids Reach Shield Program

  • Education & Information
  • Understanding of the Practice
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Resources


Just4You Program

  • Sanitary Items Distribution
  • Scholarships to Girls in Africa

Important Contacts in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area to Keep Handy

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation               703-832-2642

National Child Abuse Hotline                              800-422-4453

Fairfax County Office for Women                       703-324-5730

Montgomery County Abused Persons Program   240-777-4673 (24 hours)

Prince Georges County Child Advocacy Center  301-909-2089

Baltimore City Child Abuse Center                     410-396-6147

Frederick County Child Advocacy Center           301-600-1758

Howard County Listening Place                           410-313-2630

Washington County Child Advocacy Center       240-420-4308

District of Columbia Metropolitan Police            202-727-9099

Arlington County Victim/Witness Program        703-228-7273

Loudon County Victim Witness Program            703-777-0417

Prince William County Victim/Witness               703-392-7083

National Hotline                                                       800-994-9662