Only 95 Days Left for the Walk To End FGM

The annual Walk To End FGM is only 95 days away as of today.  Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation (GWPF) launched the registration site for its sixth annual Walk to End FGM scheduled for Saturday, October 19th on the Washington National Mall in January of this year.  Registration was opened more than six months ago.  You are invited to visit the website at, click on the pink button that says, “Register To Walk” and click on your choice to register as a walker, a volunteer, a sponsor of a walker or a sponsor of the event.  Here are ways you can get involved:

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

Six years ago, the “Walk To End FGM” was born on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.  The organization has continued the tradition in the autumn of every year since that first event 6 years ago.  Now Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation finds itself in preparation for the 6th Walk To End FGM, and this one is projected with great prospects.  This October 19th, the organization will be joined by several of its like-minded partner organizations on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to make their voices heard that the practice of FGM has no place in, not only the U.S. but the world.  This year, the award ceremony will be held on the evening of October 18th, the Friday prior to the day of walk day, as it too has become a tradition.    

Have You Registered to Walk Yet?

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is encouraging the walk participants to form teams and join in the fundraising efforts to support the restorative surgeries and counseling for FGM survivors, as well as their other programs surrounding the healing and prevention process required in pre and post-FGM years.  As in previous years, the three teams that raise the highest amounts will be presented with first, second and third prizes.  Participants are encouraged to invite family and friends to support and join their teams.  Each year it becomes more competitive.  The prizes this year will be donated by one of the sponsors of the 2-day event.  A new addition this year will be items to raffle off prior to the day and on walk day.  In addition to the raffle items, there will be giveaway signature prizes to the first 10 people to register on the site at, and click on the pink button, “Register To Walk”.  This year’s speakers for the 19th of October will be announced as early as August, so keep visiting the “Speakers Page” on the registration site.

Are You In Need of Overnight Accommodations for the Two-day Event?

The Planning Committee has negotiated a special rate and a block of rooms for overnight accommodations at the Marriott Tysons Corner Hotel at 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, Virginia 22182.  Tysons Corner is located in the County of Fairfax in Northern Virginia.  The deadline to obtain the special negotiated rate is September 20, 2019.  To make your reservation, please call Marriott Reservations at 1(800) 228-9290 or (703) 734-3200 on or before Friday, September 20, 2019, (the “Cutoff Date”) to make your sleeping room reservations.  Please identify yourself as part of the Global Woman P.E. A.C. E. Foundation group.

Would You Like to Volunteer for the Event?

The Planning Committee is still in search of volunteers.  Volunteers are needed for both days, Friday October 18th and Saturday October 19th.  If you volunteer for both or either day, you will get your registration fee waived.  To volunteer, contact Laura Prawius at or the planning committee at or call 703-832-2642.  If you send an email put the word “Volunteer” in the subject line.  You may also visit the registration site at and register as a volunteer.  

As the time progresses, the planning committee will send out weekly updates on weather forecasts, attire and other advisories up to the morning of Walk Day.  Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation looks forward to seeing you on Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th!

Comments and questions to or call (703) 832-2642

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Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation’s 2019 Calendar


  • Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press Activist Salon – Wednesday, July 17th
  • GWPF 2nd Quarter Board Meeting – Saturday, July 20th at 11:00am
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, July 20th at 2:00pm
  • Support Group / Vacances Sans Excision Camp – Saturday, August 17th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, September 14th
  • GWPF 3rd Quarter Board Meeting – Saturday, September 28th
  • Global Woman Awards – Friday, October 18th
  • Walk To End FGM – Saturday, October 19th
  • Thanksgiving Feast / Support Group – Saturday, November 16th
  • GWPF Year-End Board Meeting – Saturday, December 7th

We will update this 2019 calendar as schedules come in

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

Special Announcement – The Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press (WIFP) invites you to participate in the 2019 Activist Salon, with short simulating presentations discussions, networking, food and drink.  There will also be the presentation of the WIFP’s 2019 Women and Media Award to Artist and Performer, Luci Murphy on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:30pm until 8:00pm EST, at 1940 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009.  They are featuring speakers, Lana Shaheen, Hiba Yazbeck, Margaret Flowers, Thawra Abukhdier, and Angela Peabody. 

The education toolkit – Now Available and downloadable at

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

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Can you unscramble the following five words?

This Week’s Scrambled Words






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

EIKCIV DRAW                                                VICKIE WARD                      

ATNAF                                                              FANTA

EDNAS YTEICOS                                            SANDE SOCIETY                   

OBERG HSUB                                                  GREBO BUSH

DEGNARRA EGAIRRAM                               ARRANGED MARRIAGE                  

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 2019: 

  • Donations (including in-kind donations)
  • 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