GWPF Invites You to the House-Warming of Their New Website

If you happened upon the Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation (GWPF) website lately, and thought you were on the wrong site, you were indeed on the correct website.  The organization is pleased to invite you to visit its new site at  After several years of hosting its readers on the old site while it grew, GWPF wants to share with the readers the work it has done over the years through images and text.

Established in 2010 GWPF has gone through several growth spurts.  They began by offering services to survivors of female genital mutilation but they had a problem.  There was no one to whom they could render their services.  They wondered where they would find FGM survivors or women who required such services. The organization knew what they needed to do; they decided to get the word out that their services existed.  Through the creation of the Global Woman Newsletter and the annual Walk To End FGM (#walk2endFGM), they found that women and girls did need their services.  Many of the women were right in their midst.  Their phones began to ring and emails came in with inquiries.  Women sought their advice and assistance.  They gained the trust of the women.  They were suddenly reminded of the phrase from the movie, Field of Dreams; “If you build it they will come.”  To date GWPF has a waiting list of women interested in undergoing the genital restorative surgery.  There are new faces each month at their monthly support group workshop, and the phone continues to ring with inquiries about their services.

The organization shied away from getting involved in asylum and immigration cases for years.  However they continued to be confronted with the subject. They realized that the women they served had needs far beyond genital restorative surgery and psychological counseling.  Some of them needed to stay out of their native lands due to the safety of their lives.  In order to successfully counsel and rehabilitate them, all of their needs had to be met.  GWPF decided to establish a new service in addition to their other services, “Survivor Resettlement Program”.  The women receive assistance in resume preparation, job search, character reference letters, obtaining asylum pro bono attorneys, housing applications, etc.

The organization saw the need for law enforcement in the United States to become knowledgeable on FGM.  They created the “Kid Reach Shield Program”, their special law enforcement training.  This program has been successful so far after training a number of law enforcement personnel of local county governments.

As GWPF looks forward to their fifth annual Walk To End FGM (#walk2endFGM) and their fourth Global Woman Awards this October, they have not only serviced women and girls; they have built a family of young women, who actually consider themselves sisters to each other.  They all refer to Angela Peabody, the organization’s Executive Director as their Mum, a compliment Peabody accepts gracefully.

GWPF now invites you to take the tour through their new website.  Visit each page and learn about how the organization has evolved over the years.  The organization thanks all of its supporters, sponsors, donors and volunteers for helping to make Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation what it is today.

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Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation’s 2018 Calendar


  • Presentation to National Assn. of School Nurses – Monday, July 2nd
  • GWPF’s House -Warming of New Website – Tuesday, July 3rd
  • Global Woman Awards Announces 2018 Nominees – Tuesday, July 10th
  • Montgomery County Law Enforcement Training – July 12th
  • Monthly Workshop – Saturday, July 21st with GWPF
  • Monthly Workshop – Saturday, August 18th with Severina Lemachokoti
  • Monthly Workshop – Saturday, September 15th with Lt. Stephen Wallace, Fairfax County
  • Monthly Workshop – Saturday, October 20th with Kerry Sparks
  • Global Woman Awards – Friday, October 26th
  • Walk To End FGM – Saturday, October 27th
  • Monthly Workshop – Saturday, November 17th with Damawa Remi
  • Year-End Board Meeting – Saturday, December 1st
  • Monthly Workshop – Saturday, December 15th with Sara Ahmed
  • The education toolkit – Now Available and downloadable at

We will update this 2018 calendar as schedules come in

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NEW report by the AHA Foundation details why we must have zero tolerance for female genital mutilation.  Read about why we hesitate to protect girls here:

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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

Can you unscramble the following five words?

This Week’s Scrambled Words







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

VISTITAC                                                                                ACTIVIST

LONAS                                                                                     SALON

DAWAR                                                                                   AWARD

TUTETISIN                                                                            INSTITUTE

DIDELM SATE                                                                      MIDDLE EAST

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

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  • Partnering (collaborating in one of our programs and/or events)
  • Joining our Internship or Student-Ambassadorship Program
  • Volunteering
  • Donate through employer payroll deduction (through Your Cause, United Way or the government employee giving program)

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

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation               703-818-3787

National Child Abuse Hotline                              800-422-4453

Fairfax County Office for Women                       703-324-5730

Virginia Crime Victim Assistance                        888-887-3418

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

Prince Georges County Sexual Assault                301-618-3154

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

Alexandria Victim/Witness Program                    703-746-4100

Arlington County Victim/Witness Program         703-228-7273

Loudon County Victim Witness Program            703-777-0417

Prince William County Victim/Witness               703-392-7083

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.