As Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation celebrates its 10th year anniversary, the Nominating and Planning Committees are pleased to announce their 2020 Global Woman Awards Honorees.  All of these awardees have confirmed their participations, and have accepted their nominations.  The Global Woman Awards will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 in a virtual live stream broadcast at 3:00pm, Washington, D.C. and New York Time.  Please check the time in your local time zone for the accurate time.

Here are the 2020 Honorees:

Lisa C. Bruch Woman of the Year Award: 

U.S. Congresswoman, Sheila Jackson Lee

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

Lifetime Achievement Award:     

U.S. Congressman, Gerald E. Connolly

Congressman Gerald E. Connolly

Advocacy Award:    

Ms. Purity Soinato Oiyie

Purity Soinato Oiyie

Education / Training Award: 

Prof. Donald A. Strong, BS, MBA, MPH

Donald A. Strong

Survivor Activist Award: 

Ms. Ifrah Ahmed

Ifrah Ahmed

Student Ambassador Award: 

Miss Marin Hoang

Marin Hoang

Man of the Year Award:  

Mr. Alexander Adams

Alexander Adams

Policy-Making / Legal Award: 

Attorney Jeanne Smoot

Jeanne Smoot

Medical / Health Award:   

Dr. Sohail Rana

Dr. Sohail Rana

In October 2015 Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation launched the Global Woman Awards, to recognize the exceptional work of individuals in the advocacy of the empowerment of women and girls.  The Nominating and Planning Committees realized that there are people who do a great deal to protect girls and women from various types of violence, including female genital mutilation (FGM), but their efforts and work go unrecognized.  When the Foundation began to recognize Awardees, only a framed paper certificate was given to the 2015 and 2016 Honorees.  In 2017, they graduated to a walnut plaque, and in 2018, the plaque was improved to an 8×10 personalized walnut plaque with gold trimmings, and the GWPF logo with the name of the Awardee, the category, and date inscribed on a gold plate.

Please visit the event registration site to read about these distinguished 2020 Honorees at

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Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation congratulates their 9 Honorees of 2020!