Make Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation Your Favorite Charity in 2019

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Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation’s 2019 Calendar

Save-these-Dates

  • Support Group / Vacances Sans Excision Camp – Saturday, August 17th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, September 14th
  • GWPF 3rd Quarter Board Meeting – Saturday, September 28th
  • Global Woman Awards – Friday, October 18th
  • Walk To End FGM – Saturday, October 19th
  • Thanksgiving Feast / Support Group – Saturday, November 16th
  • GWPF Year-End Board Meeting – Saturday, December 7th

We will update this 2019 calendar as schedules come in

This section is for special announcements.  If you have an announcement you would like to run in this section, please follow these guidelines.


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Weekly Word-Scramble

Do you enjoy playing with words?  This is a fun way to see how well you can unscramble the following words.  We will reveal the unscrambled words in next week’s edition of the newsletter.  If you enjoyed this, write and give us your feedback to info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org.

Can you unscramble the following five words?

This Week’s Scrambled Words

AIRENIL

ECNEDNEPEDNI

OROP DNA EDNAS (3 WORDS)

“LIVED”

HAEW

Last Week’s Scrambled Words                      Last Week’s Unscrambled Words

ODNOB YTEICOS                                           BONDO SOCIETY                 

EDNAS YTEICOS                                            SANDE SOCIETY

SEOZ                                                                 ZOES                         

NOISICMUCRIC                                               CIRCUMCISION

YMOTCEDIROTILC                                        CLITORIDECTOMY               

We give you five scrambled words each week.  We hope you enjoy playing.

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  • Donate through employer payroll deduction (through Your Cause, United Way or the government employee giving program)

Our Programs to Support

Survivor Resettlement Program

  • Asylum Assistance
  • Employment Assistance
  • Permanent Residency Assistance
  • Housing Application Assistance
  • Health Insurance and Living Assistance
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Application
  • Adult Literacy Preparation
  • Grocery & Gasoline Assistance

Wholesome Organic Relief Program

  • Professional Counseling
  • Support Group Workshop
  • Survivor-only Support Group
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) Support
  • Restorative Surgery Sponsorship
  • Physical Therapy

Kids Reach Shield Program

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

Just4You Program

  • Sanitary Items Distribution
  • Scholarships to Girls in Africa

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

Both Sides of the Sande Society ”A Man’s Account of Female Genital Mutilation”

Please note:  The views in the following article are entire personal views of the author, Mr. Charles Massaquoi, and not the views of Global Woman Newsletter.  In next week’s edition, Global Woman Newsletter will issue a response to Mr. Massaquoi’s article.  

By: Charles Massaquoi 

The Sande or Bondo Society for girls is very popular in West Africa. African historians believe the society originated among members of the Gola tribe as an institution to train girls. Later, other Liberian ethnic groups like the Vai, Mende, Lorma, Kpelle, Mano, Bassa, and Kissi adopted the whole concept of the society.

This secret society is more than a training ground. It maintains an interest in the well-being of its members throughout their lives. The society champions their social and political interests and promotes the solidarity of its members.

Liberia and Sierra Leone have played a vital role in the training of young girls for future generations. For some parents, the traditional school is the ideal place for these girls to acquire their education. The training period lasts for six months to three years depending on the country and the ethnic group. While enrolled in the Sande School, the girls are taught many important subjects, such as the role of a wife, farming, sexual matters, dancing, music, tie-dying cloth, and traditional medicine. Membership in the Sande is a prestige for the young initiates because few opportunities exist for women who have not been initiated.

I grew up in a family that strongly believes in this tradition. In fact, my oldest sister Hawa acquired her education from the Sande School. It was forbidden for a girl to marry before initiation. After the initiation, the girls adopt Sande society names. The Clitoridectomy and labiadectomy are performed by female specialists who are called Zoes.

Who is a good woman?

According to a popular school of thought in many African communities, a “good” woman is someone who has graduated from the Sande Society. She must be young and, most of all, a virgin. My sister met all of these qualifications, but that was the 70’s and her dead husband Mr. Kaifa Kamara was the lucky one. Marrying a young beautiful girl at the age of 18 was not only a blessing for the entire family: parents were very proud of their children who were trained by the Sande Society.

Most men in Sierra Leone and Liberia prefer to marry women from the Sande Society. There is no doubt that the traditional school is a good place to find a serious partner for the future. Research has shown that the men who prefer Sande society graduates were serious about long-lasting relationships.

The irony of the whole story is that most of these men were in fact practicing what I would call a double standard. It was common to see a man playing the role of a Casanova before getting married. For the girls it was a taboo: all women are supposed to be virgins until the wedding night.  There is a crazy notion that Africa is a male dominating continent. I do not share this view, because it is misleading, and most of all, unfounded.

Must there be an end to the Sande society and its practice in West Africa? I do not think so. Asking the Zoes to abandon this age-old tradition is like telling someone to stop eating his or her favorite meal. As long the Zoes live the organization will continue to influence the role of women in West Africa.

The society symbolises the power of African women. Though the wooden helmet masks that are used by the women are designed by men, it represents the ideal of womanhood and feminine beauty.  The dance and music are also vital in the sense that young girls who graduated from the Sande Society ended up becoming the best culture troupe dancers in West Africa. The artistic ability of these girls is beyond imagination. African women are full of talents; the Sande Society has helped these young girls to develop their God-giving talents.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), or female circumcision in popular-speak, and the Sande society go hand in hand. It is difficult, if not impossible, to get rid of this time-tested tradition in Africa. Female circumcision is practiced in many parts of Africa. Thirty African countries still uphold the principles of FGM. Thousands of girls go through this cruel ritual on a yearly basis. Over 90 million African women are victims of female circumcision.

A human right violation

Human rights advocates from all parts of the world have condemned the practice, because is a violation of the rights of women and girls. Some efforts are being made to stop this tradition in Africa. African countries such as Senegal, Uganda, Ghana, Ethiopia, and Togo have banned the practice, along with many other nations.  Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone remain the 3 African countries without laws that ban the practice.  In spite of this progress, the fight against FGM is still raging because it will take a lot more than just some countries to lessen the impact of FGM on such a big continent.

The situation is even worse in a little country like Sierra Leone. Every female teenager in the West African country is subjected to female circumcision. The practice is sadly still legal in Sierra Leone. Majority of the men in Sierra Leone are not willing to marry a woman who has refused to join the Sande Society.

The World Health Organization (WHO), an organ of the United Nations, has warned many nations about the risks of female circumcision. In Sweden and many other countries in the world, it is not only wrong to circumcise a female, legal action is taken against those who violate the law banning the practice.

Female circumcision is not only a tradition; it is today a source of income (especially for the Zoes). The more girls one circumcises, the more money one makes.

However, we cannot underestimate the value of education that the society imparts. The Sande or Bondo Society helps prepare young girls for the future.  The question today is what kind of education these girls are getting?

Modern education prepares people to read and write. In the Sande Society there is the opposite. I think the time has come to re-examine the society’s role. I have relatives and friends who graduated from the Sande Society who cannot read or write.

After the initiation, the girls are advised to get married. For most of those who were undergoing regular schooling, marriage prevents them from furthering their regular education. Without the proper balanced education these females become powerless.

Today, many parents do not know where to draw the line in the battle between traditional education and modern education. The question thus remains, as to which school is the best and why? Should the Sande Society combine both institutions of learning? Which age is the best? I mean when do you begin?  The answers to this thought-provoking question will help all of us in the long run.

Female circumcision is a crime against humanity. The people of Africa cannot allow this act to continue. It must be stopped now. It is time to educate those who are still promoting female circumcision that they must be more concerned about the health of their daughters than satisfying the egos of men.

Sande Girls after FGM

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  • Support Group / Vacances Sans Excision Camp – Saturday, August 17th
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  • GWPF 3rd Quarter Board Meeting – Saturday, September 28th
  • Global Woman Awards – Friday, October 18th
  • Walk To End FGM – Saturday, October 19th
  • Thanksgiving Feast / Support Group – Saturday, November 16th
  • GWPF Year-End Board Meeting – Saturday, December 7th

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Weekly Word-Scramble

Do you enjoy playing with words?  This is a fun way to see how well you can unscramble the following words.  We will reveal the unscrambled words in next week’s edition of the newsletter.  If you enjoyed this, write and give us your feedback to info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org.

Can you unscramble the following five words?

This Week’s Scrambled Words

ODNOB YTEICOS (2 WORDS)

EDNAS YTEICOS (2 WORDS)

SEOZ

NOISICMUCRIC

YMOTCEDIROTILC

Last Week’s Scrambled Words                      Last Week’s Unscrambled Words

SREETNULOV                                                 VOLUNTEERS                               

TTOIRRAM LETOH                                        MARRIOTT HOTEL

RETSIGER OT KLAW                                    REGISTER TO WALK                                

LANOITAN LLAM                                          NATIONAL MALL

NIOJ A MAET                                                  JOIN A TEAM                                  

We give you five scrambled words each week.  We hope you enjoy playing.

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Kids Reach Shield Program

  • Education & Information
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Just4You Program

  • Sanitary Items Distribution
  • Scholarships to Girls in Africa

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

Make Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation Your Favorite Charity in 2019

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Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation’s 2019 Calendar

Save-these-Dates

  • Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press Activist Salon – Wednesday, July 17th
  • GWPF 2nd Quarter Board Meeting – Saturday, July 20th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, July 20th
  • Support Group / Vacances Sans Excision Camp – Saturday, August 17th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, September 14th
  • GWPF 3rd Quarter Board Meeting – Saturday, September 28th
  • Global Woman Awards – Friday, October 18th
  • Walk To End FGM – Saturday, October 19th
  • Thanksgiving Feast / Support Group – Saturday, November 16th
  • GWPF Year-End Board Meeting – Saturday, December 7th

We will update this 2019 calendar as schedules come in

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Special Announcement – The Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press (WIFP) invites you to participate in the 2019 Activist Salon, with short simulating presentations discussions, networking, food and drink.  There will also be the presentation of the WIFP’s 2019 Women and Media Award to Artist and Performer, Luci Murphy on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:30pm until 8:00pm EST, at 1940 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20009.  They are featuring speakers, Lana Shaheen, Hiba Yazbeck, Margaret Flowers, Thawra Abukhdier, and Angela Peabody.  


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Weekly Word-Scramble

Do you enjoy playing with words?  This is a fun way to see how well you can unscramble the following words.  We will reveal the unscrambled words in next week’s edition of the newsletter.  If you enjoyed this, write and give us your feedback to info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org.

Can you unscramble the following five words?

This Week’s Scrambled Words

EIKCIV DRAW (2 WORDS)

ATNAF

EDNAS YTEICOS

OBERG HSUB (2 WORDS)

DEGNARRA EGAIRRAM (2 WORDS)

Last Week’s Scrambled Words                      Last Week’s Unscrambled Words

OIHO                                                                 OHIO                        

SASNAKRA                                                     ARKANSAS

OHADI                                                              IDAHO                                  

HATU                                                                UTAH

AWOI                                                                IOWA                        

We give you five scrambled words each week.  We hope you enjoy playing.

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Wholesome Organic Relief Program

  • Professional Counseling
  • Support Group Workshop
  • Survivor-only Support Group
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) Support
  • Restorative Surgery Sponsorship
  • Physical Therapy

Kids Reach Shield Program

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

Just4You Program

  • Sanitary Items Distribution
  • Scholarships to Girls in Africa

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

An American Independence Day Special

Happy upcoming Fourth!  The one commonality which all immigrants to America share is that either they or their ancestors all came from another country, in search of a dream; and that includes the very first settlers to the U.S.  According to Wikipedia, the Pilgrims arrived in the United States in the early 1600s, in search of religious freedom, while other arrivals sought economic opportunity.  Whether you came to the U.S. through Ellis Island, J.F. Kennedy Airport, Miami International, Dulles International, L. A. International, or swam or walked across the border, you or your ancestors came due to a reason and with a purpose.  According to the American Library, more than 12 million people entered the United States through the Ellis Island Immigration Center from 1892 to 1954.  Did your ancestors enter during that time frame, or was it earlier or later?

America’s Independence Day, more commonly referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth is observed as a Federal holiday in the United States.  Although the day is associated with fireworks, family reunions, concerts, parades, carnivals, barbeques, etc. the day actually commemorates the signing of the declaration of independence.  Two Hundred and Forty-Three (243) years ago on July 4th, thirteen colonies (Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island) decided they no longer wanted to be a part of the British Empire, declared themselves a nation of the United States of America.

As immigrants arrived in the United States, they brought with them traditions and cultures. Some of those traditions brought by the early settlers are what are known today as the American traditions and culture, such as hot dogs and hamburgers, rodeos, race cars, football and basketball, blue jeans and plaid shirts or turkey at Thanksgiving.  Immigrants tend to bring with them what they know, and it is what they practice, regardless of where they settle.  As time progressed, the faces of immigrants changed from the look of the early settlers to Africans, Asians and Middle Easterners.  The faces are not the only thing that changed; those more recent immigrants brought their influence of music, foods, dances, clothing, etc.  However the traditions were not all music and clothing or dances.  

We should be mindful that the early settlers practiced certain traditions which were later banned and lawfully discontinued.  Some of those traditions helped to spawn the American Civil War between the North and the South, such as slavery.  The settlers declared their independence from the British Empire in 1776.  According to Webster, the meaning of independence is sovereignty, liberty and freedom.  It is what Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and the other signatories of the Declaration of Independence had in mind; sovereignty and freedom for all immigrants, regardless of their place of origin.  Although some despicable practices happened during slavery and during the civil rights movement, it is doubtful that Jefferson and Franklin would have condoned the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in this country.  They wrote in the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights; that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  Notice the line, “That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”.  All girls and young women in these fifty states are entitled to those unalienable rights, and that includes the immigrant women and girls of immigrant parents.

America is 243 years old this Thursday, and the population celebrates it in many ways.  The practice of FGM is more than 5,000 years old, and the need to continue to criminalize it, and make those who practice it accountable is even more critical.  Only two years ago, the Virginia and Michigan laws, criminalizing FGM went into effect.  In January of this year, there were only 28 U.S. states with laws against FGM.  Since then more than 5 U.S. states have had the practice of FGM criminalized.  They are Ohio, Arkansas, Idaho, Utah, Iowa and Pennsylvania. 

Culture and traditions are poor excuses for this outrageous practice.  This Thursday while Americans fire up their grills and load them up with hotdogs, hamburgers and skewered seafood, they will not think about the thousands of girls that are subjected to the wrath of the cutter’s vicious blade, daily around the world.  They must hope that here in the U.S. cutters and parents of little girls will pause from their cutting and mutilation to observe the Declaration of Independence.  They must hope that the parents and excisers will remember the phrase in the Declaration of Independence, “That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.”  They must remember that the little girls are indeed entitled to unalienable rights, to not have any parts of their bodies altered, cut, or mutilated in any way whatsoever, unless it is for medical reasons.  FGM is done for no medical reason at all.  It is something to ponder and consider while Americans relax at their barbeque grills and tables this Thursday afternoon.

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation wishes you a Happy and Safe Fourth!  Remember, the campaign continues against FGM.

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Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation’s 2019 Calendar

Save-these-Dates

  • GWPF 2nd Quarter Board Meeting – Saturday, July 20th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, July 20th
  • Support Group / Vacances Sans Excision Camp – Saturday, August 17th
  • Support Group Workshop – Saturday, September 14th
  • GWPF 3rd Quarter Board Meeting – Saturday, September 28th
  • Global Woman Awards – Friday, October 18th
  • Walk To End FGM – Saturday, October 19th
  • Thanksgiving Feast / Support Group – Saturday, November 16th
  • GWPF Year-End Board Meeting – Saturday, December 7th

We will update this 2019 calendar as schedules come in

This section is for special announcements.  If you have an announcement you would like to run in this section, please follow these guidelines.

The education toolkit – Now Available and downloadable at https://www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org/prevention-school-resource-fgm-toolkit/

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  • The length of announcement must be no more than a paragraph of 6 lines.
  • Your announcement is free of any charges.
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  • If there is an accompanying image, it must be no less than 72 dpi, preferably in jpeg.
  • Your announcement must be received no later than the Thursday 5:00pm prior to the following Tuesday publication.  
  • Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation reserves the right to deny a submission if it is not within our guidelines.

Weekly Word-Scramble

Do you enjoy playing with words?  This is a fun way to see how well you can unscramble the following words.  We will reveal the unscrambled words in next week’s edition of the newsletter.  If you enjoyed this, write and give us your feedback to info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org.

Can you unscramble the following five words?

This Week’s Scrambled Words

OIHO

SASNAKRA

OHADI

HATU

AWOI

Last Week’s Scrambled Words                      Last Week’s Unscrambled Words

KLAW OT DNE MGF                                      WALK TO END FGM                                 

REBOTCO                                                        OCTOBER

NOTGNIHSAW, C.D.                                      WASHINGTON, D.C.                                  

YROTSIH                                                         HISTORY

HTXIS RAEY                                                   SIXTH YEAR                       

We give you five scrambled words each week.  We hope you enjoy playing.

How You Can Help & Support Us

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  • Asylum Assistance
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  • Housing Application Assistance
  • Health Insurance and Living Assistance
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Application
  • Adult Literacy Preparation
  • Grocery & Gasoline Assistance

Wholesome Organic Relief Program

  • Professional Counseling
  • Support Group Workshop
  • Survivor-only Support Group
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) Support
  • Restorative Surgery Sponsorship
  • Physical Therapy

Kids Reach Shield Program

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

Just4You Program

  • Sanitary Items Distribution
  • Scholarships to Girls in Africa

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

How You Can Help & Support Us

Here are some of the ways you can help and support our programs in 2019: 

  • Donations (including in-kind donations) www.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)

Our Programs to Support

Survivor Resettlement Program

  • Asylum Assistance
  • Employment Assistance
  • Permanent Residency Assistance
  • Housing Application Assistance
  • Health Insurance and Living Assistance
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Application
  • Adult Literacy Preparation
  • Grocery & Gasoline Assistance

Wholesome Organic Relief Program

  • Professional Counseling
  • Support Group Workshop
  • Survivor-only Support Group
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology (OB/GYN) Support
  • Restorative Surgery Sponsorship
  • Physical Therapy

Kids Reach Shield Program

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

Just4You Program

  • Sanitary Items Distribution
  • Scholarships to Girls in Africa

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