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.


While 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:





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

Did You Know…?

If you are a survivor of female genital mutilation, or you think you or someone you know face the risk of undergoing the procedure, help is available at the Global Woman Center.  We have two locations from which to choose.  In Virginia, we are located at 901 South Highland Street, Suite 319, Arlington, Virginia 22204 and in Washington we are at 3920 Alton Place, NW, Washington, D.C. 20016.  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.

Coming Soon in September…

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation’s own Dr. Chelsia Bhatti will launch her medical blog!  In our efforts to help educate the general public on the practice of female genital mutilation, we will have a blog on our website for the first time.  It is Dr. Bhatti’s hope that her medical knowledge will help shed light on the practice of FGM, and empower women and girls through her educational blog.

Dr. Chelsia Bhatti is a native of Vancouver, Canada. She graduated as a physician from Kasturba Medical College in India, and has made her home in the United States where she continues her medical career. Dr. Bhatti holds a special interest in the welfare and advocacy of women and children. She is currently the Medical Advisor and Secretary of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation Board of Directors.  She believes in utilizing her skills to bring awareness to gender based violence and most importantly bring education and empowerment to women.

We will provide you will additional information on the launch date of the blog in next week’s edition!

Please Sign the Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation Petition

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is asking you to support our cause and petition by signing the petition below.  We have set a goal to collect at least 200,000 signatures; we will continue this petition until we have reached that goal.  Once we have reached our goal, we will take our petition with the signatures to the U.S. Department of Education.  Our request is to have them include one lesson in their curriculum on female genital mutilation (FGM) in the elementary and middle schools.

The organization believes that the surest way to ending the practice of FGM is through education. The younger the children become aware of the practice; the more likely thousands of girls in the U.S. can be spared from undergoing female genital mutilation.

Female genital mutilation is often thought to happen only in foreign countries or to foreigners – but FGM is a problem in the United States and affects young American girls throughout the country. Statistics show that FGM is on the rise and the number of girls and women at risk has more than doubled in the past years.  A CDC report estimates that there are approximately 513,000 girls and women living with the consequences of FGM or are at risk of it being done to them in the United States.

Female genital mutilation is described by the World Health Organization as all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It impacts more than 125 million girls and women worldwide, including right here in the US.

The most impacted states are Minnesota, California, New York, Texas, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and the Washington State.  Won’t you tell the little girls that you care what happens to them by signing this petition?  Thank you.

To sign the petition, please click the link below and watch the video:


We Are Only 8 Weeks Away From Our Walk to End FGM 2015!

With 8 weeks away from the Walk to End FGM, Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is putting a slightly different twist to their biggest event of the year.  The excitement continues to build as we approach October 31st.

October 31st is Halloween Day, and it is the day we received permission from the U.S. National Park Service to hold our second annual Walk to End FGM.  We want to be accommodating to some of our participants in the walk-a-thon so we will allow participants to add a twist of Halloween to their outfits.  We only ask that if you plan on including the Halloween twist to your outfit, please ensure that our Walk to End FGM t-shirt is visible and your face is not covered for safety and identification reasons.

In addition to the Halloween twist, we will be honoring the survivors of female genital mutilation.  We will offer a different color t-shirt to all survivors, and they will be given front row seating during the program.  We are also offering a discount on their registration fee, if they are survivors of FGM.  Please indicate on the form as you complete it to obtain the discount as well as your special color t-shirt.

  • Register as a walker
  • Register as a survivor
  • 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 proper OB-GYN healthcare, including restorative surgery.  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. 

A Fall Welcome to September…

Although the temperature does not feel like summer is making its exit, September has arrived and the children are returning to school.  The families have made their way back from vacation trips, and in the U.S., we are looking forward to the final weekend of barbecues, grills, picnics, weddings and parties.  September is also the month of the return of America’s most popular sport season; football.  Here at Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation we look forward to the excitement the fall (autumn) brings to the organization.  We have a few things to share with you this week, so sit back, relax and find out what is new at Global Woman P.E.A.C.E.