Special Feature – Appreciation to Our Donors, Participants & Sponsors

The Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board, the Nomination Committee, Volunteers, Event Planners, and partners of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation (GWPF) send their profound appreciation to all of their sponsors, donors, supporters, speakers, awardees, and virtual walkers for helping to make the 2020 virtual Global Woman Awards and the virtual Walk To End FGM a great success last month.  GWPF hosted their 2-day virtual event, with the activities commencing with their Global Woman Awards ceremony Friday afternoon on October 16th in a live Zoom broadcast.  The event was in collaboration with their partner, George Washington University, SheFFA Foundation of New York, and One Thousand Voices.

Both the Global Woman Awards and the Walk To End FGM were held virtually through live stream broadcast.  The Global Woman Awards was emceed by Tyra Garlington, an international talk show host.  Executive Director Angela Peabody shared the history of GWPF, and some of their successes in the last 10 years of their existence.  The Keynote Address was delivered by Lyric Thompson, the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).  Also speaking that afternoon was Maryum Saifee, a women’s rights activist and former Diplomat.  Entertainment for the afternoon was provided by U.S. Jazz Musician, Benjamin Jackson Caesar, and American Singer, Songwriter and Musician, Antoinette “Butterscotch” Clinton.  GWPF recognized and honored 10 people that Friday afternoon, including a high school student from Virginia, Marin Hoang for the “Student Ambassador Award”.

Watch the recording from October 16, 2020:


Emceed by Linord Moudou, another international talk show host, the pre-walk program on Saturday began with a video from GWPF’s partner, One Thousand Voices, followed by entertainment from Florida’s musician, Royce Lovett.  The Keynote Speaker of the morning was Former State Representative of Maine, Heather Sirocki.  Lovett serenaded the virtual audience with another of his mixture of R&B and Hip Hop music, to end the pre-walk program.  GWPF is asking for photographs from those who walked on Saturday, October 17th and captured photos.  Those photos, with your permission will be posted to GWPF’s Social Media pages, to remember the first virtual Walk To End FGM.

Sherelle Carper Walking to End FGM

Watch the recording from October 17, 2020:



Thanksgiving Knowledge

Prior to 1863, the U.S. government informally recognized periodic days of thanksgiving. In 1777, for example, Congress declared a day of thanksgiving to celebrate the Continental Army’s victory over the British at Saratoga. Similarly, President George Washington, in 1789, declared a day of thanksgiving and prayer to honor the new Federal Constitution. But it took the national trauma of a Civil War to make Thanksgiving a formal, annual holiday.

With the war raging in the autumn of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln had very little for which to be thankful. The Union victory at Gettysburg the previous July had come at the dreadful human cost of 51,000 estimated casualties, including nearly 8,000 dead.  It took the persistence of a woman to make Thanksgiving Day a national holiday.  Sarah Josepha Hale, editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, provided the necessary inspiration.  Hale, who had been campaigning for a national Thanksgiving holiday for nearly two decades, wrote to President Lincoln on Sept. 23, 1863, and asked him to create the holiday “as a permanent American custom and institution.”  The president complied and issued the Thanksgiving Proclamation on October 3, 1863, that the last Thursday of November would be observed annually as Thanksgiving Day.

Special Announcements:  Events & Meetings 

  • Photos from Walk To End FGM – We are looking for photos of anyone who walked after the virtual pre-walk program on Saturday, October 17th and took pictures. With your permission, we will post those photos to our Social Media pages to remember 2020
  • GWPF Convenes on December 5th – Our Board of Directors will meet Saturday, December 5th at 11:00a.m. EST via Zoom


Make GWPF Your Favorite Charity this Giving Season in 2020

During this giving season, please remember to make GWPF your Favorite Charity when you shop at Amazon for your holiday gifts on Black Friday, and Giving Tuesday at smile.amazon.com.  In your charitable contributions and donations for the 2020 year-end, please consider Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation by either through the DONATE BUTTON or by sending a check to Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, 14001-C St. Germain Drive #453 Centreville, Virginia 20121.  Your generous donations are tax deductible.  Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

How You Can Help & Support Us

Here are some of the ways you can help and support our programs:

  • Donations (including in-kind donations) globalwomanpeacefoundation.org
  • 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)

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation’s 2020 Calendar

Please Save these Important Dates

  • Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 26th
  • Black Friday – Friday, November 27th
  • Cyber Monday – Monday, November 30th
  • Giving Tuesday – Tuesday, December 1st
  • Year-End Board Meeting – Saturday, December 5th

We will update the preceding calendar as events develop during the Year

The education toolkit – Now Available and downloadable at


Wholesome Organic Relief Program

  • Professional Counseling
  • Support Group Workshop
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) Support
  • Restorative Surgery Sponsorship
  • Physical Therapy
  • Asylum Assistance
  • Employment Assistance

Kids Reach Shield Program

  • Education & Information
  • Understanding of the Practice
  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Resources


Just4You Program

  • Sanitary Items Distribution to Girls in Sierra Leone and Liberia
  • Scholarships to Girls in Liberia and Sierra Leone

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