When the Games Froze: Bold Novel Raises Awareness for Harrowing Reality of Female Genital Mutilation.

Written by A.M. Peabody in conjunction with her 501 c3 – Global Woman® PEACE Foundation – ‘When the Games Froze’ fuses American Football, Christianity and female genital mutilation into a blistering exposé’ of the abuse thousands of young girls face daily. By sharing her story with those in North America, Peabody aims to garner support and resources to make genital mutilation a thing of the past.

ut_logoWhile it may appear to be inconceivable to millions of North Americans who live in relative peace, over eight thousand young women are forced to endure life-threatening genital mutilation on a daily basis. Through an insightful and compelling new novel, author and humanitarian A.M. Peabody is helping readers from coast to coast recognize and fight against this deplorable practice.


‘When the Games Froze’ combines American Football, Christianity and fate to tell a heartfelt story of one woman who plans to change the world.


Nana Nkuku is a driven woman living in the United States, working at a travel agency in D.C. Though many hardworking 20-somethings would be interested in nonprofit jobs, Nana has started an organization that she needs to see through to its turning point. Why? Because deep in Nana’s heart is a calling to do what she can for young girls in her native Ghana who are suffering the tragedy of female circumcisions just like she did when she was their age. She’s left the haunted places of her past and the trauma of that violation behind her, but she still has to face the challenge of changing the future.
Thankfully she has a wonderful circle of friends that includes Frank, a rising star. When he switches from the football schedule to the non-profit circuit, will things finally fall in place? Read When the Games Froze now to know how it all turns out.

As the author explains, the book forms just one part of an on-going and growing campaign to end gender-based abuse around the world.

“The book was written to bluntly highlight the reality of female circumcision in a way that relates to people in the West. Naturally, they live a life that is a million miles away from the young girls in West Africa, for example. Therefore, I hope to garner life-long support and donations from readers across the country. Just like the story, we can all come together by fate with a destiny to help others” says Peabody, President of Global Woman® PEACE Foundation and also the first Liberian native to publish a full-length novel.

Continuing, “Our organization is also working tirelessly to build an educational boarding center for girls in Liberia, West Africa. All proceeds from the book will go directly to support this mission and give girls a start in life that leads them away from abuse into a life where they have control. We can get there, but we require people from across the country to support us. The book is the perfect starting point and I advise both men and women to get their copies as soon as possible.”

‘When the Games Froze’ is available now at the following stores:


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To find out more about the tireless work of Global Woman® PEACE Foundation, visit: https://globalwomanpeacefoundation.org.

Did You Know…?

Last Saturday, August 22, 2015 Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation opened its Arlington location of the Global Woman Center. The Northern Virginia center is located at 901 South Highland Street, Suite 319 in Arlington, Virginia 22204, a block away from Columbia Pike.

Speaking at the opening of the center were the President of Inter-Africa Committee (IAC-USA), Mrs. Fatoumata Kande-Kouyate and the Program Support Officer of IEDA Relief, Ms. Melissa Deloera. Mrs. Kouyate told those in attendance the sad story of a baby girl that was taken from the U.S. to Guinea, and without her mother’s knowledge, the mother’s relatives performed female genital mutilation on the baby girl. As a result of FGM, the baby died before returning to the U.S. It was the baby of an American father and a Guinean mother. Mrs. Kouyate called for everyone to work together to help eradicate FGM.

missMelissa Deloera explained the work that her organization does in parts of Africa. She said that IEDA Relief is excited to partner and collaborate with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation. Melissa led the group in a jeopardy-style game to test the knowledge of those in attendance on female genital mutilation. Even the children in the room joined in on the game, and turned a grim topic into an afternoon of educational fun.

Also in attendance was Dr. Chari V. Smith of the Novant Health Prince William County OB-GYN Center. Dr. Smith has agreed to join the network of OB-GYNs to whom the Global Woman Center will refer FGM survivors. Dr. Smith has expressed interest in training to perform the restorative surgeries on the survivors.

The Global Woman Center offers support for survivors and at-risk girls of female genital mutilation (FGM). The center creates a place where women and girls who have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) can feel at ease and share their experiences and stories with each other. They have the choice of one-on-one counseling or group counseling.

The Global Woman Center is now open to receive candidates at both of its locations. The hours of operation at the Arlington location are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:00am until 3:00pm for appointments and at the Washington, D.C. location, only Wednesday and Saturday 10:00am until 12:30pm. All appointments and information are held confidential. Contact us for an appointment by visiting the website at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or calling 703-818-3787.

There Are Only 9 Weeks Left Before the Walk to End FGM 2015!

It is now only 9 weeks from our Walk to End FGM on October 31st! Yes, the countdown continues each week until the eve of the walk on October 30th.

  • Register as a walker

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team

  • Join a team that has already been formed

  • Register as a volunteer

  • Make a donation (if you are unable to attend)

  • Sponsor a team or an individual walker (contact us for sponsorship packages)

  • Purchase a Sponsor Display Table (contact us for details)





Visit www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and make your choice from the options above. We look forward to seeing you there! All proceeds from the walk-a-thon will benefit the Global Woman Center, which helps FGM survivors have their restorative surgeries and have proper OB-GYN check-ups. Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. As such, your contributions are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation Launches Petition to U.S. Department of Education

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation has launched a special campaign petition on Change.org to the U.S. Department of Education. The organization which advocates on behalf of women and girls against female genital mutilation has set a goal to collect at least 200,000 signatures; this is in its plight to get the U.S. Department of Education to include at least one lesson in its curriculum on female genital mutilation (FGM) in the elementary and middle schools.

The organization believes that educating the children from an early age, most especially the popular age range of seven through thirteen about the practice of FGM is crucial. The sooner the children are aware of the practice, the more likely thousands of girls in the U.S. can be spared from undergoing female genital mutilation.

It is our hope that people will sign this petition as they receive the request for signatures,” said a Board member of the organization. “We are optimistic that the Department of Education will consider our request, especially when they see how many people are in favor of the education angle of ending this practice.”

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation named Ms. Mariam Bojang earlier this year as its spokes- person on female genital mutilation. Mariam, a Gambian native recently completed her undergraduate studies at a university in Tyler, Texas. Having undergone FGM at an early age, she is now an activist against the practice of it. She will be entering graduate school in the fall, and aspires to pursue an International Law Degree in the future. Mariam is the face people will see on the petition on Change.org, as she appeals to the public to sign the petition.

To watch and listen to the video with Mariam and read the petition, please click the link below and take the time to sign before you leave the page.

US Department of Education: Include one lesson on female genital mutilation in US elementary schools

By signing this petition, you are making your voice heard. You are joining the thousands of concerned citizens, not only of the United States but of the world to say that the practice of female genital mutilation must be stopped. You are saying that there is no longer a place in the world for atrocities and violence against woman. It is a tradition that is older than five centuries but it is tradition that plays no positive role in a girl’s life; instead it can hinder her ability to bear children, and produces a lifetime of both physical and psychological pain.

Won’t you tell the little girls that you care what happens to them by signing this petition? Thank you.