The Global Woman Newsletter (GWN) has been circulated weekly since April 2014. GWN has shared stories from all aspects with its readers; stories about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) laws, personal stories of FGM survivors, U.S. Federal stories, State Legislators, and, even FGM fatalities in the remotest villages in Liberia. This newsletter has shared how Nigeria and the Gambia banned the practice of FGM, and it has celebrated the successes of other like-minded organizations, as well as the successes of its Publisher, Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation (GWPF) over the last 5 years. This was all happily done on a weekly schedule. Now it is time to change the frequency of the GWN. As of January 2020, GWN will become a monthly newsletter, coming to your inbox on the first Tuesday of each month. Therefore the first edition of GWN in 2020 will be released on Tuesday, January 7th. After this week’s edition, there are only 2 more weekly editions, as we close out 2019 to welcome the year 2020.
To share some statistics with you about the GWN, in 2014, only 25 editions of the newsletter were released. In 2015, there were 31 editions sent out; however in 2016, 51 editions were released, and in 2017 and 2018, 50 editions were released respectively. This year, 2019, the most editions will be released – 52 editions. Since the newsletter was launched, a grand total of 234 editions were sent out to you. GWPF hopes the 12 editions in 2020 will continue the flow of information, updates, news, and stories. If there is any topic you would like to see GWN feature in the coming year, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The monthly newsletter will not only have one long story, as the weekly newsletter did. The monthly will provide updates from the previous month, and short stories occurring in the community, national information in the U.S. and international information, surrounding gender based violence. GWN looks forward to working with you in the New Year.