Weekly Email Remember – Oct. 26, 2015

We are Only 6 Days Away!

Would you believe that we are only 6 days away from the Walk to End FGM?  After many months of plans and anticipation, we are now in the week of the walk!  Remember, we will be accepting registrations up to the day of the walk.  To register, please visit our website at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org, select “Events” and scroll down and click on “Register Now”.

Virtual Participants

Some of you have inquired about not being able to walk due to health reasons but you want to participate.  If you have health issues that prevent you from walking, you can still attend the walk and enjoy the program we have planned for everyone.  If you are not in Washington, D.C. but would like to participate, you can make a donation and we will send you everything an in-person participant receives.

WUSA News Channel 9 in Washington to Discuss FGM with GWPF

Please tune in to the Washington, D.C. CBS affiliate, WUSA Channel 9 for a special report from News Anchor, Andrea Roane about female genital mutilation (FGM) and this Saturday’s walk.

Instructions to Registering for the Walk to End FGM

If you are unable to join us in Washington, D.C. on October 31st, you can still participate by making a donation on the site or by sending us a check to Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, 14001A Grumble Jones Court, Centreville, VA. 20121 and you will become a “virtual walker”.

  • Register  as a walker 
  • Register as a virtual walker (make a donation and get everything a walker gets)
  • Register as a survivor (use this code: SURVIVORS2015)
  • Register as a volunteer (use this code: VOLUN2015) 

6-Day Weather Forecast 

The Accu-Weather forecast for October 31st:  High – 59 degrees and low – 45 degrees and sunny.

Wardrobe Advisory for October 31st

We advise you to dress according to the weather forecast for Walk-Day.  A sweat shirt or a sweater over which the T-shirt can go should keep you comfortable.  Jeans or sweat pants will go well with the t-shirt. Warm socks, sneakers and a hat are highly recommended.

The Program

We will assemble at 15th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW on the Washington National Mall at 8:00am.  T-shirts and complimentary bags will be distributed between 8:00am and 9:00am.  Pre-walk program will begin at 9:00am with announcements, speeches and recognition awards.  The 5K walk-A-thon will begin promptly at 11:00am.  A copy of the program will be available when you pick up your t-shirt and bag.

The 5K Route as Issued by the National Park Service:

  • The route will begin at Constitution Avenue and 15th Street, Northwest in Washington, D.C. and will continue to the following memorials:
  • The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • The Lincoln Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • World War II Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • Back to 15th Street and Constitution Avenue


Transportation to Constitution & 15th Street, Northwest, Washington, DC

We recommend taking Metrorail to the Walk to End FGM.  The closest Metro stations are Federal Triangle and Smithsonian Metro Stations on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines.  If you would like to drive and share the ride with other participants, please contact Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation at (703) 818-3787 or email us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org.

A Call for Volunteers for the Walk to End FGM

We are putting out a call for volunteers for the walk.  For details on volunteering, please send an email to info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org to the attention of Ms. Meskerem Damtew.  Volunteers are expected to arrive at 6:30am for set-up.

This is the second walk in the U.S. against FGM.  Register and be a part of the campaign to end female genital mutilation.  Thanks!


Your donation and registration fee are tax deductible.  Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.