GWPF Welcomes New Member to their Boardroom

The Board of Directors of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation (GWPF) convened on June 23rd in their mid-year board meeting.  Within an agenda of business, their mid-year meeting is when the board assesses their goals of the first six months, and those accomplished goals.  Although the board does not elect new members and reelect members at their mid-year meeting, they made an exception this year.  They elected a new member at their mid-year meeting last month.  After the required vetting, Dr. W. Wallicia Gill was elected to the Board of Directors of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation.

Dr. Wallicia Gill is a retired Middle School Principal and Adjunct Professor.  Since retiring from Education, Dr. Gill has worked passionately to support community service initiatives.  She is a member of the Centreville Immigration Forum Human Resources Committee, Centreville-Chantilly Rotary Club, the Northern Virginia Business and Professional Women’s Club, (NOVA BPW) and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.  She is currently writing an article on Teen Sex Trafficking in conjunction with work for Just Ask Prevention, a non-profit that seeks to educate the community on Teen Sex Trafficking.  Dr. Gill completed her undergraduate work at Hampton University, her Master’s work at George Mason University, and an Ed.D in Educational Leadership at Shenandoah University.

When asked why Wallicia is interested in serving on the Board of Directors of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, she explained, “All of my life as a teacher, school principal and adjunct professor, I have worked for the welfare of youth.  As a mother of three very successful daughters, I have personally worked to nurture, teach, and model high expectations for how to contribute to our world in a positive way.”  She continued, “Protecting, advocating, and working on behalf of young women who are subjected to violence and abuse is an extension of my desire to help.”

During the vetting process, Dr. Gill told the board of GWPF that her Christian faith teaches that whatever one does for the least of others, one does for God.  She told Global Woman Newsletter, “As a woman of faith working to eliminate FGM and to support those who have suffered harm and injury are important ways to contribute to bettering our world.”  Wife, mother and grandmother of four, Wallicia is an avid reader, enjoys crocheting and even dabbles in photography.  She said, “I wish to help in whatever way I can to bring a bit of sunshine to young women whose lives have known darkness and pain.”

Global Woman Newsletter asked Dr. Gill how she thinks her presence on the board will benefit Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation. (GWPF)  She said, “I earned an Ed.D in Educational Leadership.  This achievement required strong written and oral communication, and analytical skills.  These skills can be beneficial to GWPF.  I have spent years teaching in public schools, and at the university level.  I can use my teaching skills to support training and making presentations on behalf of GWPF.”  She continued, “I am also an amateur photographer and I am willing to use these skills to support preserving the history of the organization.  Lastly, I am a crochet artist, and I can contribute specially made items for fundraising and special events.  Most importantly, I am interested in working in whatever capacity to support the goals, and mission of GWPF.”

Wallicia and Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation are both equally excited about their new relationship.  She has already jumped right in to help with the planning of the upcoming October events, and fundraising.  With her expertise in grant writing and special events, GWPF is confident that Dr. Gill is an exceptional addition to their board room. GWPF congratulates Dr. Wallicia Gill, and welcomes her aboard.

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


  • 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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Weekly Word-Scramble

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This Week’s Scrambled Words







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

DEMILAC / TEHALH                                                          MEDICAL / HEALTH

GELAL                                                                                     LEGAL

VODACCAY                                                                            ADVOCACY

IDEMA                                                                                    MEDIA

TILERAYR                                                                             LITERARY

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 2018:

  • Donations (including in-kind donations)
  • 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.