We are Only 10 Days Away!

The walk is actually NEXT WEEK!  Have you registered yet?  We are taking registrations 24/7 up to the day of the walk so if you have not registered yet, it is not too late.  To register, please visit our website at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org, select “Events” and scroll down and click on “Register Now”.  If you are unable to join us but would like to make a donation, please go to our website and make a donation.

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)
  • Purchase a Sponsor Display Table (contact us for details 703.818.3787)

10-Day Weather Forecast Update

The Accu-Weather forecast for October 31st:  High – 66 degrees and low – 47 degrees with winds at 15 miles per hour and partly sunny.  We will continue to provide you with weather forecast updates until the day of the walk.

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.

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

We recommend taking Metrorail to the Walk to End FGM.  The closest Metro station is the Smithsonian Metro Station (Mall Exit) on the Blue, Orange and Silver Lines.  There is no public parking facility on the National Mall; on-street parking is very limited.  We will keep you updated on any parking changes.

Carpool Inquiries

We have received a few inquiries about carpooling from Northern Virginia.  If you plan on driving to Washington for the Walk to End FGM and would like to share the ride with other walkers, please contact Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation at (703) 818-3787 or email us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org. To those of you who have inquired about reserved buses from New York City, unfortunately we have not arranged for buses from the New York area.  Perhaps we will arrange that next year if there are enough registered participants from the New York area.

WUSA News Channel 9 in Washington to Discuss FGM with GWPF

If you will be in the Washington, D.C. area on Monday, October 26th at 12Noon, tune in to WUSA Channel 9 with a special report from News Anchor, Andrea Roane when she interviews GWPF’s President, Angela Peabody and two FGM survivors about female genital mutilation (FGM).

Maryland Governor, Larry Hogan Endorses Walk to End FGM

The Honorable Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland wrote, “Thank you for your efforts to raise awareness for and to help prevent this horrible trend.  It is my hope that this year’s Walk to End FGM will mark a milestone in both participation and donations raised so that you may continue this crucial work for years to come.”

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.

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.