Special Feature – Giving Tuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is traditionally known as the day of giving.  There are even opportunities from businesses for shoppers to make generous donations to their charities of choice.  When shoppers make their payments today, whether transactions are online or in person, they can ask that a percentage of their sales be donated to a chosen charity.  #GivingTuesday is special, especially to nonprofit organizations.  #GivingTuesday is the day when charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose.  They celebrate giving and generosity.  If you are wondering what the origin of #GivingTuesday is and how it all began.  In 1874, a cultural center in New York City, 92nd Y started bringing people together around the values of service and giving back.  Six years ago, the same cultural center created #GivingTuesday.  The day is intended to connect diverse groups of individuals, communities and organizations in the spirit of giving.  #GivingTuesday is a global movement, which unites countries around the world by sharing their capacity to care for and empower one another.

See how you can make a difference for us this giving season under Amazon Smile Donations and Krispy Kreme Digital Dozens.

Amazon Smile Donations

Many shoppers prefer to skip the madness of the stores and shop online.  If you are one of such shoppers, and there are items you select from Amazon, please go to Amazon Smile & donate to Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation:  As you make your purchases from Amazon.com, please do so by supporting us at: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-1690778 and Amazon will donate to Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation.  #StartWithaSmile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/42-1690778 and Amazon will donate to a percentage of what you spend to Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation, when you select Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation as your favorite charity.

Krispy Kreme Digital Dozens

GWPF is pleased to announce the Digital Dozens fundraiser with Krispy Kreme.  Our new Digital Dozens is a contactless and convenient way for GWPF to raise funds for our programs. We virtually offer you, our supporters Original Glazed Krispy Kreme dozens, and distribute redemption codes to you, via email. Digital Dozens are a fast and convenient way to put Original Glazed Doughnuts virtually in the hands of your supporters.  We collect the donations from you, and we distribute the Digital Dozens by email with a personalized note.  Then you, our supporters redeem an Original Glazed Dozen the next time you visit a shop or the drive-thru.  Ask us about our new Digital Dozens at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and put in the subject line, “Digital Dozens” or call us at 703.832.2642, or look for us on Social Media to learn more about our Digital Dozens!

Special Announcements:  Meetings 

GWPF convenes this Saturday, December 5th – Our Board of Directors will conclude the 2020 year on Saturday, December 5th at 11:00am in a Zoom meeting.

 

Support Group – Our support group will meet for the first time in 2021 on Saturday, January 16, 2021

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 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, TEXTING 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

  • Giving Tuesday – Today, 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

 

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

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

https://globalwomanpeacefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/FGM-C-Prevention-School-Resource-final.pdf

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

TODAY IS THE “WALK TO END FGM”

The Walk To End FGM is today at 10:00a.m., Washington, DC time; 9:00a.m.,   Central time; 8:00a.m., Mountain time; 7:00a.m., Pacific time; 15:00hours, London time; 16:00hours, Geneva, Switzerland time.  We hope you enjoyed our Global Woman Awards yesterday.  We wish you an enjoyable Walk Day, as you spend the morning and afternoon with us, depending on where you are in the world.  We look forward to seeing you this morning and afternoon.  Remember to walk after the program in your community and take pictures or videos and post them to our Facebook page at https://facebook.com/globalwomanpeacefoundation.   Please text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030.

 

Walk To End FGM – Today, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers, entertainers and Emcees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4946.

Today’s Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Today’s emcee:  Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host

Today’s Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program were sent out last week.

Today’s Special Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 4 highest amounts.  Competing in the Top 4 spots are Team Jacqui Olkin, Team NANBPWC 2020, Team Marin Hoang, and Team Wallicia Gill.  We have great special prizes this year.  It is not too late to form a team or join one.  Get in on the competition!  You may select the number of miles or kilometers you will walk, and get your local merchant(s) to sponsor each mile with a dollar amount to help us raise funds.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4940.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

Thank You for Your Support!

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

 

TODAY IS THE “GLOBAL WOMAN AWARDS” & TOMORROW IS THE “WALK TO END FGM”

The Global Woman Awards is today at 3:00p.m., Washington, DC time; 2:00p.m.,   Central time; 1:00p.m., Mountain time; 12:00p.m., Pacific time; 20:00hours, London time; 21:00hours, Geneva, Switzerland time.  The time is here and we look forward to seeing you this afternoon or evening, depending on where you are in the world at the Global Woman Awards.  Please contact us if you still do not have the direct Zoom link.  There is still time to register for tomorrow’s event if you have not yet done so. We are excited!  Get ready.  Register at https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/.  Please text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030.

Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:

We are collaborating with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary school student.  They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories.  To read about all of our 2020 honorees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4945.

Friday Itinerary:  3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Jackson Caesar.

Friday afternoon emcee:  Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host

Friday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program have been provided.  Check your email inbox for link and e-program.

Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers, entertainers and Emcees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4946.

Saturday Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Saturday morning emcee:  Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host

Saturday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program has been sent to you.  Remember to check your email inbox for link and e-program.

Special Saturday Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 4 highest amounts.  Competing in the Top 4 spots are Team Jacqui Olkin, Team Marin Hoang, Team NANBPWC 2020, and Team Karen McDonnell.  We wonder who will get that first place prize this year.  It is not too late to join a team.  Get in on the competition!  You may select the number of miles or kilometers you will walk, and get your local merchant(s) to sponsor each mile with a dollar amount to help us raise funds.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

 

Ways to Participate

  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event

 

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Also register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and Walk To End FGM.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

Don’t Miss Out!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4940.

Thank You for Your Support!

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

 

 

1 DAY FROM “GLOBAL WOMAN AWARDS” & 2 DAYS FROM “WALK TO END FGM”

 

We are almost there, participants!  Time is rapidly approaching – yes, it is only 24 hours until the Global Woman Awards and 2 days from the Walk To End FGM (#walk2endfgm).  There is still time to register if you have not yet done so.  Are you excited yet?  Get prepared!  Register at https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/, and be a part of this memorable event.  Remember, we will be compiling a special collage from this year’s event to remember 2020 when we went “virtual”. Join in so your photo and/or video will be included.   Please text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030.

Yesterday, we featured our 3 entertainers of the event.  We wish Happy Birthday to our Friday Male Entertainer today, Jackson Caesar!  Today, October 15th, our Thursday feature is our Mistress of Ceremony, Tyra Garlington

Tyra Garlington

Our Mistress of Ceremony is Tyra Garlington, an author, inspirational speaker, local, national and international talk show host, business owner and survivor.  They coined the term “steel magnolia” to describe a Southern woman whose delicate exterior belies an unbreakable core.  Although she is not Southern by birth, Tyra Garlington’s life and professional experiences give the right to “steel magnolia” as her own. The Cincinnati native holds a master’s in psychology from San Diego State University.  Tyra has been a teacher and principal, whose belief in the ability of children to rise above their bleak surroundings helped to turn around an entire school.  She has been a member of the clinical staff at University of California, San Diego, helping tormented individuals find their way to peace. She has worked at IBM as a marketing consultant for 22 years, in higher education administration, and local, state and federal governments.  She has been a volunteer mentor and Education Pillar Chair on the Board of Leadership Fairfax, in Fairfax Virginia, guiding the development of the next generation of leaders and setting the course for the educational goals of the program. She continues to deposit in this and future generations through her servant leadership in Rotary International, several ministries in her church, and life skills coaching.  When Tyra enters a room, people see the smile, the style and grace.  She says she is always blessed.  She calms the jittery nerves of young speakers and is herself the quiet calm at the center of any storm – even those in her own life.  For Tyra Garlington, there have been many obstacles.  She has suffered abuse, a brain tumor, loss and cancer and she stood her ground against each one, calling on her unlimited faith and belief in God.  In typical “steel magnolia” fashion, Tyra Garlington turned her internal pains into talks that would help others who faced insurmountable odds.  She is drawn to charitable and service organizations that tackle domestic violence, homelessness and children who live in worlds they cannot control. The Steel Magnolia from the Mid-West will be there to help them.  Tyra believes that nothing that has happened in her life will be wasted.  Her next chapter will be shaped by her need to continually learn, engage, and encourage others both personally and professionally.

Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:

We will collaborate with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary school student.  They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories.  To read about all of our 2020 honorees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4945.

Friday Itinerary:  3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Benjamin Caesar.

Friday afternoon emcee:  Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host

Friday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program are now being provided this week.  Check your email inbox for link and e-program.

Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers, entertainers and Emcees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4946.

Saturday Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – The walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Saturday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program is now being provided this week.  Remember to check your email inbox for link and e-program.

Special Saturday Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 4 highest amounts.  Competing in the Top 4 spots are Team Jacqui Olkin still in 1st place, Team Marin Hoang holding in 2nd place, and Team NANBPWC 2020 has moved back into 3rd place.  Team Karen McDonnell is now in 4th place.  Who will get those lovely prizes this year?  Stay tuned for an update tomorrow.  It is not too late to form a team or join one.  Get in on the competition!  You may select the number of miles or kilometers you will walk, and get your local merchant(s) to sponsor each mile with a dollar amount to help us raise funds.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

Ways to Participate

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM

 

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Also register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and Walk To End FGM.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

Don’t Miss Out!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4940.

Thank You for Your Support!

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 DAY FROM “GLOBAL WOMAN AWARDS” & 3 DAYS FROM “WALK TO END FGM”

We are almost there, participants!  Time is rapidly approaching – yes, it is only 2 days until the Global Woman Awards and 3 days from the Walk To End FGM (#walk2endfgm).  There is still time to register if you have not yet done so.  Are you excited yet?  Get prepared!  Register at https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/, and be a part of a memorable event of its 6th and 7th year respectively.  Please text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030.

We feature our 3 entertainers of the event, today, Wednesday, October 14th:

Butterscotch

Our Friday Female Entertainer, Butterscotch is an American singer/songwriter/musician.  Although she is heavily influenced by jazz, classical, hip hop and R&B artists, she incorporates beatboxing into her compositions with instruments she plays, including the piano, flute, saxophone, bass and guitar. After high school Butterscotch was accepted into the music program at California State University Sacramento as a Classical Piano Major but after a couple years she was touring so much and decided to pursue her dreams of making it in the musical world.  Now Butterscotch is an internationally recognized vocal artist, most popularly known from her appearance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” as a finalist. Prior to America’s Got Talent, Butterscotch claimed titles as both the first International World Female Beatbox Champion and the West Coast Beatbox Champion for both genders. Butterscotch has made such an impact on young women, she was even the inspiration of a teenage girl to be transformed into a beatboxer on MTV’s MADE and also performed on Tyra Banks show encouraging another young talented female beatboxer to continue working to be on top.  She has opened up for Wyclef Jean, Will.I.AM, Fishbone and many more. Last summer Butterscotch received the honor to record with the legendary bass trio Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten on their album and is also guest artist on the George Benson project, “Songs & Stories”.  She has toured in Australia, Germany and Hong Kong and continues to live her dream of touching the world with her music.

Jackson Caesar

Our Friday Male Entertainer is Benjamin Jackson Caesar, who is an American singer, songwriter, recording artist, arranger, producer, and educator from Oklahoma City.  His notable instruments are piano and percussion. Caesar is one of Washington, DC’s prominent male vocalists. He is praised for his distinguished stage presence, extended high range, lyrical, clear and light tones, fine diction, song interpretation and phrasing.  Caesar’s versatility has wowed audiences with his talent and skills, performing in four languages and five genres and attracting crowds of various ethnic backgrounds. He is also known for his recital/concert work within the DC Metropolitan areas including performances with the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia, Jeff Dokken, conductor.​  His professional music career began (Spring 2009) in Washington, DC.  Caesar is fortunate to have had a career constructed on “word of mouth” via his fans and supporters.  Often, he is called upon to sing for: Weddings, Funerals, private parties, churches, recitals, concerts and other special events.  His music performance and education studies are from the University of the District of Columbia, Private studies at Oberlin and Shenandoah University, (Conservatories) with an emphasis in Voice Pedagogy (CCM) Contemporary Commercial Music.  Caesar began singing in the church at the age of six and professional voice training at age 16.  He has held many leadership positions in the church, school, university, business and corporate levels.  He has performed on many platforms; such as the Kennedy Center, DAR Constitution Hall, Lafayette Park (White House Grounds), World Bank, and many more.  In addition, various productions and performances such as: Pop entertainer for Six Flags, Langston Hughes, “Don’t You Want to Be Free?”, “Ragtime,” Broadway production at the Lincoln Theatre (DC), “Treemonisha,” A Scott Joplin Opera, Gilbert and Sullivan (Operetta’s)-The Washington, DC Savoyard, He has taught and accompanied, the Production, “KIDS” at the Kelsie Collie Children’s MusicalHe teaches music from pre-K through 6th grade.  Caesar teaches voice, piano, Spanish, public speaking and acting.

Royce Lovett

Our Saturday Entertainer is Royce Lovett, who was named after the Rolls-Royce luxury car, and was raised in a Christian household and began singing in church, where his mother led worship. He taught himself guitar, started writing music and got his first gig at a local pizza shop in the 11th grade. After high school, Royce got married and had two kids, all while chasing his dream to play music. While he’s had some success, he’s also had some ups and down supporting his family financially.  He appeared on the television show, The Voice to show his children that success is not measured by money, but by living out your dream.  Royce’s sound is categorized in his own personalized genre “cerebral-soul.” He says his music makes people tap into their intellect. “Music can motivate you to change, get into your mind and into your soul,” Royce says. “It’s a ripple effect from one place to another.” He commonly uses this motivation in performances by involving the crowd, and making fans feel in touch with the music. Whether it’s a simple snap or “getting lost in the music” Royce makes his audience a part of the music.  Lovett’s guitar is his musical weapon. It has helped to define his sound and influence his career.  Royce’s personal motivation has paved the way for his many accomplishments in music, and although he manages himself, Royce has a large support group to cheer him on.

Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:

We will collaborate with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary school student.  They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories.  To read about all of our 2020 honorees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4945.

Friday Itinerary:  3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Benjamin Caesar.

Friday afternoon emcee:  Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host

Friday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program are now being provided this week.  Check your email inbox for link and e-program.

Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers, entertainers and Emcees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4946.

Saturday Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Saturday morning emcee:  Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host

Saturday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program is now being provided this week.  Remember to check your email inbox for link and e-program.

Special Saturday Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 4 highest amounts.  The competition is rising, especially between Teams Jacqui Olkin and Marin Hoang.  We have great special prizes this year.  It is not too late to form a team or join one.  Get in on the competition!  You may select the number of miles or kilometers you will walk, and get your local merchant(s) to sponsor each mile with a dollar amount to help us raise funds.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

Ways to Participate

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Also register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and Walk To End FGM.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

Don’t Miss Out!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4940.

Thank You for Your Support!

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 DAYS FROM “GLOBAL WOMAN AWARDS” & 4 DAYS FROM “WALK TO END FGM”

Where are the days going?  Can you believe we are only a few days to the event?  Time is rapidly approaching – yes, it is only 3 days until the Global Woman Awards and 4 days from the Walk To End FGM (#walk2endfgm).  It is still not too late if you have not yet registered.  Get prepared!  Register at https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/, and be a part of a memorable event.  Please text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030.

Now that we have featured all 10 of our awardees, we feature our distinguished speakers today.  Meet our distinguished speakers of the 2 days today, Tuesday, October 13th:

Lyric Thompson

Our Friday Keynote Speaker is Lyric Thompson, who is the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). In this capacity, she leads the institution’s formulation of evidence-based policy recommendations and oversees ICRW’s advocacy efforts with the U.S. Government and internationally. She is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University, where she teaches a graduate level course on women’s rights advocacy.  In August of 2019, Lyric was nominated by Governor Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Council for Women.   In Washington, Lyric leads or is a member of a number of advocacy coalitions on women’s rights issues.  She is on the Editorial Board of Apolitical and writes regularly on gender and foreign policy for such outlets as Foreign Policy, Devex, Ms. Magazine, The Hill, Thomson-Reuters Foundation and open Democracy. She has media experience in television, print and radio news, including Voice of America, Al Jazeera and The New York Times.  Lyric brings more than ten years of experience in global gender and development issues, including women, peace and security; women’s economic empowerment; violence against women; child marriage and adolescent girls’ issues. She has advocated for gender-equitable policies at the United Nations, the World Bank, the White House, State Department, Department of Defense, USAID and on Capitol Hill.  Previously, Lyric served for five years as a primary expert and strategist for Amnesty International USA’s women’s human rights program, as senior policy manager at Women for Women International and as a project manager for overseas development contracts at DAI.  In both 2018 and 2019, Lyric was named as one of the Gender Equality Top 100 by the public policy platform Apolitical. In 2016, Lyric was honored by Professional Women in Advocacy for Excellence in a Campaign for Women Serving Women, recognizing her leadership advocating with the U.S. government for the world’s first piece of foreign policy dedicated to the rights and empowerment of adolescent girls. In 2011, Diplomatic Courier Magazine named her among the “Top 99 Under 33 Young Professionals Impacting Foreign Policy”.

Maryum Saifee

Our Friday Guest Speaker is Maryum Saifee, who is a women’s rights activist and leading voice in the movement to advance gender equality and in particular, bring about an end to Female Genital Mutilation.  She is speaking in her personal capacity. Most recently, Saifee was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship where she advised the Human Rights Foundation, a global network of dissidents and citizen journalists from authoritarian regimes, on strategy and advocacy. Saifee was a career U.S. diplomat for over a decade. She began her career during the Arab Spring where she was the deputy cultural attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.  She managed and oversaw over two dozen exchange programs.  Saifee also served in Baghdad during the U.S. military withdrawal where she interviewed Iraqis seeking emergency immigrant visas because their lives had been threatened as a result of working for the U.S. government.  After Baghdad, she worked in the U.S. Consulate in Erbil developing a strategy for the rollout of consular services. Saifee then served as a policy advisor in various capacities throughout the U.S. Department of State.  Saifee covered regional organizations for the Middle East in the Bureau for International Organization Affairs where she oversaw the implementation of the first cooperative agreement between the Arab League and State Department around education, entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding.  She worked on gender policy for the Secretary’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs and served as a senior advisor in the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues where she covered gender-based violence and the intersection of gender, religion, and peacebuilding. In her personal capacity, as a survivor of Female Genital Mutilation, Saifee has led strategy on campaigns to end FGM in the United States.  Prior to the Foreign Service, Saifee was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jordan and an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Seattle.  She has consulted for the Ford Foundation, Women Deliver, Acumen Fund, and the United Nations. Saifee is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and was a recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award.  She is a 2019 Presidential Leadership Scholar.  Her advocacy work has been featured in The Guardian, Ms. Magazine, Council on Foreign Relations’ blog, Al Jazeera, National Public Radio, and The Economist.  She is the recipient of the 2019 Global Woman Awards in the category of “Survivor Activist”.

Heather Sirocki

Our Saturday Keynote Speaker is Heather Sirocki, who is a Former American politician who served in the Maine House of Representatives since from 2010 until 2019, from the 28th District.  A Massachusetts native, Former Representative Sirocki has lived in Maine since 1970 and in Scarborough since 1984.  She also served on the Substance Abuse Services Commission and on the Maine Children’s Growth Council and the Maine Children’s Justice Taskforce.  In the 128th Legislature, Sirocki was named to the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee for the second consecutive term where she will continued to play an integral role in helping to map out the state’s spending plan until she left office.  She worked tirelessly to get FGM criminalized in the U.S. State of Maine, but unfortunately, her efforts were unsuccessful.  The Bill to have FGM criminalized in Maine failed to pass three times, and each time, Sirocki was relentless in supporting the Bill.

Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:

We will collaborate with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary school student.  They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories.  To read about all of our 2020 honorees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4945.

Friday Itinerary:  3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Benjamin Caesar.

Friday afternoon emcee:  Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host

Friday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program have been provided since last week.  Check your email inbox for link and e-program, and check your SPAM folder if you do not have it yet.

Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers, entertainers and Emcees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4946.

Saturday Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Saturday morning emcee:  Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host

Saturday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program is now being provided this week.  Remember to check your email inbox for link and e-program, and check your SPAM folder if you do not have it yet.

Special Saturday Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 4 highest amounts.  Competing in the Top 4 spots are Team Jacqui Olkin, Team Marin Hoang, Team Karen McDonnell, and Team Diane Walsh.  We have great special prizes this year.  It is not too late to form a team or join one.  Get in on the competition!  You may select the number of miles or kilometers you will walk, and get your local merchant(s) to sponsor each mile with a dollar amount to help us raise funds.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

Ways to Participate

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Also register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and Walk To End FGM.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

Don’t Miss Out!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4940.

Thank You for Your Support!

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 DAYS FROM “GLOBAL WOMAN AWARDS” & 6 DAYS FROM “WALK TO END FGM”

We are getting closer and closer – yes, and the 2-day event is next week!  It is exactly 5 days until the Global Woman Awards and 6 days from the Walk To End FGM (#walk2endfgm).  Have you registered yet?  Get ready!  Register at https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/, and be a part of a memorable event of its 6th and 7th year respectively.  This week and next week, we are featuring 2 awardees a day.  Yesterday, we featured Congressman Gerald Connolly and Activist Ifrah Ahmed.  Here are our featured Awardees for today, Friday, October 9th.  This year 2 physicians share this category, and here they are:

Dr. Jehan El-Bayoumi

Sharing this year’s Medical/Health Award is Dr. El-Bayoumi who was born in Florida, raised in East Lansing, Michigan and attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for both undergraduate and medical school. She then moved to Washington, D.C. in 1985 to complete her internship, residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). After completion of her training, she joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at GW.  Dr. El-Bayoumi served as clerkship director for many years prior to becoming the Internal Medicine Residency Program director in 1998, and remained in that role for 15 years. Dr. El-Bayoumi is a professor of medicine and she has a very active clinical practice.  Learning how to better educate and evaluate learners, from all levels has been a long-standing interest of hers. She has lectured and taught in the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and the SMHS residency program, as well as in the community about topics such as women and minority health. She has served on the boards of Center for Women Policy Studies, National Women’s Health Network, and Arts for the Aging. She is currently serving as a board member for Whitman Walker Health.  Dr. El-Bayoumi founded the Rodham Institute to honor her patient, Mrs. Dorothy E. Rodham. She was not only a patient, but she also became her cherished friend. Mrs. Rodham was a wonderful human being who was committed to social justice and this Institute was created to honor her legacy.

Dr. Sohail Rana

Sharing the 2020 Medical/Health Award is Dr. Sohail Rana, a Professor of Pediatrics at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Rana received his medical education at King Edwards Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan and trained in pediatrics and hematology at Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn in New York City and University of Rochester at Rochester, New York. He joined the faculty at Howard University in 1980 and is currently Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Hematology and HIV services. He has been providing care to children and young adults with sickle cell disease and HIV for more than 3 decades. He has conducted more than 60 studies to improve the treatment and quality of life of people living with sickle cell disease and HIV. He is a well published author and has received several awards for research, teaching and service to the community. He has been listed among the “Best Doctors in America” several times. He runs a busy practice at Howard and he oversees numerous research studies. Dr. Rana feels indebted to his patients, their families and his family for teaching him about empathy and humanity. He is the Conference Director for the annual International Conference on Stigma and he is passionate about human rights for people with stigmatized illnesses.

Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:

We will collaborate with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary school student.  They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories.  To read about all of our 2020 honorees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4945.

Friday Itinerary:  3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Benjamin Caesar.

Friday afternoon emcee:  Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host

Friday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program are now being provided this week.  Check your email inbox for link and e-program.  If you do not have it, check your SPAM folder.

Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers, entertainers and Emcees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4946.

Saturday Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Saturday morning emcee:  Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host

Saturday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program is now being provided this week.  Remember to check your email inbox for link and e-program.  If you do not have it, check your SPAM folder.

Special Saturday Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 4 highest amounts.  Competing in the Top 4 spots today are Team Jacqui Olkin, Team Marin Hoang, Team Karen McDonnell, and Team Diane Walsh.  It is not too late to form a team or join one.  Get in on the fun and compete for these great prizes, while helping us fundraise!  You may select the number of miles or kilometers you will walk, and get your local merchant(s) to sponsor each mile with a dollar amount to help us raise funds.  We thank our sponsors for donating some of the prizes.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

 

Ways to Participate

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM

 

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Also register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and Walk To End FGM.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

Don’t Miss Out!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4940.

Thank You for Your Support!

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 DAYS FROM “GLOBAL WOMAN AWARDS” & 7 DAYS FROM “WALK TO END FGM”

We are getting closer – It is October already, and the 2-day event is next week!  It is exactly 6 days until the Global Woman Awards and 7 days from the Walk To End FGM (#walk2endfgm).  Have you registered yet?  Get ready!  Register at https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/, and be a part of a memorable event of its 6th and 7th year respectively.  This week and next week, we will feature 2 awardees a day.  Yesterday, we featured Professor Donald Strong and Advocate Purity Soinato Oiyie.  Here are our featured Honorees for today, Thursday, October 8th:

Congressman Gerald E. Connolly

Our 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to the Honorable Congressman Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly, who is serving his sixth term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 11th District, which includes Fairfax County, Prince William County, and the City of Fairfax in Northern Virginia. Prior to his election to Congress, he served 14 years on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, including five years as Chairman. He is a senior member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and serves as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, and also serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Using his extensive background in foreign policy, including as a senior staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has become a leading voice on foreign assistance reform, war powers, embassy security, and democracy promotion abroad.

Ifrah Ahmed

Our 2020 Survivor Activist Award goes to Ifrah Ahmed, who is originally from Somalia in East Africa and has been living in Ireland since 2006 and is a survivor of FGM. Ifrah is a social and community worker and has worked on many different projects involving organizations such as UNICEF, Amnesty International, Irish Refugee Council, Cairde, The Africa Centre, Spirasi, Somali Community in Ireland, Integration of African Children in Ireland and AkiDwA and others.  “A Girl from Mogadishu” is based on the testimony of Ifrah Ahmed, who, having made the extraordinary journey to escape war-torn Somalia – emerged as one of the world’s foremost international activists against Gender Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation.  Within six years of arriving in Ireland as a refugee, Ifrah was instrumental in pushing forward the legislation that banned FGM in Ireland in 2012.  In 2012, Ireland passed the FGM Bill, officially banning the practice.  She is the Founder of the Ifrah Foundation.  The Ifrah Foundation was founded in 2010 by Ifrah, who had become an Irish citizen.  The organization is registered and recognized as a Civil Society Organization in Ireland.  Ifrah is one of the world’s top international FGM eradication advocates and activists.

Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:

We will collaborate with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary school student.  They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories.  To read about all of our 2020 honorees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4945.

Friday Itinerary:  3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Benjamin Caesar.

Friday afternoon emcee:  Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host

Friday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program are now being provided this week.  Check your email inbox for link and e-program.

Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers, entertainers and Emcees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4946.

Saturday Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Saturday morning emcee:  Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host

Saturday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program is now being provided this week.  Remember to check your email inbox for link and e-program.

Special Saturday Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 4 highest amounts.  Competing today in the Top 4 spots are Team Jacqui Olkin in 1st place, Team Marin Hoang in 2nd place, Team Karen McDonnell in 3rd place, and Team Diane Walsh in 4th place.  The competition changes every day, so join in the race.  We have great special prizes this year.  It is not too late to form a team or join one.  You may select the number of miles or kilometers you will walk, and get your local merchant(s) to sponsor each mile with a dollar amount to help us raise funds.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

 

Ways to Participate

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Also register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and Walk To End FGM.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

 

Don’t Miss Out!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4940.

Thank You for Your Support!

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 DAYS FROM “GLOBAL WOMAN AWARDS” & 8 DAYS FROM “WALK TO END FGM”

We are getting close – Here we are in October already, and the 2-day event is next week!  It is exactly 7 days until the Global Woman Awards and 8 days from the Walk To End FGM (#walk2endfgm).  Are you ready?  Have you registered yet?  Register at our link below and be a part of a memorable event of its 6th and 7th year respectively.  This week and next week, we will feature 2 awardees a day.  Yesterday, we featured Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Attorney Jeanne Smoot.  Here are our featured Honorees for today, Wednesday, October 7th:

 

Donald A. Strong

Our 2020 Awardee in Education/Training is Donald Strong, the Director of Research Coordination and External Funding for the Department of Prevention and Community Health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. He is responsible for developing relationships and collaborations with foundations, local and state government entities and other funding sources.  Since joining the Department of Prevention and Community Health in 2013, Mr. Strong has been instrumental in assisting faculty in obtaining research, evaluation and training commitments from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), The District of Columbia Department of Health, as well as health departments in several surrounding Maryland counties.  For almost 20 years Mr. Strong has worked with medical providers and long-term care organizations to obtain contracts with The Department of Veterans Affairs and other federal agencies. Donald is an ardent advocate against FGM, and has been a supporter of GWPF and its programs.

Purity Soinato Oiyie

Our 2020 honoree for Advocacy is Purity Soinato Oiyie, 22, from Narok County, Kenya, was barely 11 when she ran away from home to a church rescue center that protected her from Female Genital Mutilation and child marriage. Her father wanted her to undergo FGM and marry to a 70-year old man.  She is from Kenya’s indigenous Maasai community and against all odds, completed her education. Purity was the first girl in her village to say no to FGM, and chose to attend college.  She now empowers other girls and parents to reject this harmful practice, and choose education.  Her work contributes towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, which explicitly targets to end all forms of violence against women and girls, including harmful practices like FGM, as well as SDG 4, which promotes lifelong education and learning for women and girls.  Purity founded the Silan Foundation as a dream-come-true for teenage girls.  Purity was awarded the Young Women Leaders Mediation Ambassadorship by IPHRD Africa in Ethiopia.  Her dream is to see the next generation of girls reading books, watching videos or listening to stories from elders about an eradicated FGM. 

      

Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:

We will collaborate with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary school student.  They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories.  To read about all of our 2020 honorees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4945.

Friday Itinerary:  3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Benjamin Caesar.

Friday afternoon emcee:  Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host

Friday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program are now being provided this week.  Check your email inbox for link and e-program.

Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers, entertainers and Emcees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4946.

Saturday Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Saturday morning emcee:  Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host

Saturday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program is now being provided this week.  Remember to check your email inbox for link and e-program.

Special Saturday Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 4 highest amounts.  Competing in the Top 4 spots are Team Jacqui Olkin, Team Marin Hoang, Team NANBPWC 2020, and Team Wallicia Gill.  We have great special prizes this year.  It is not too late to form a team or join one.  Get in on the competition!  You may select the number of miles or kilometers you will walk, and get your local merchant(s) to sponsor each mile with a dollar amount to help us raise funds.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

 

Ways to Participate

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM

 

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Also register at www.globalwomanpeacefoundation.org and Walk To End FGM.  Text your donations in advance to (571) 336-0030

Don’t Miss Out!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4940.

 

Thank You for Your Support!

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 DAYS FROM “GLOBAL WOMAN AWARDS”  & 9 DAYS FROM “WALK TO END FGM”

Text your donations in advance to: 

The wait is almost over – we are in October, and the 2-day event is actually next week!  It is exactly 8 days until the Global Woman Awards (#GlobalWomanAwards) and 9 days from the Walk To End FGM (#walk2endfgm).  Are you ready?  Have you registered yet?  Register at https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/, and be a part of a memorable event of its 6th and 7th year respectively.  In the next few days, we will feature 2 awardees a day.  Here are our featured Honorees for today, Tuesday, October 6th:

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee

The Honorable Congresswoman, Sheila Jackson Lee is our honoree this year for the “Lisa C. Bruch Woman of the Year” AwardCongresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is an influential and forceful voice in Washington. She is serving her thirteenth term as a member of the United States House of Representatives. She was instrumental in getting the bipartisan anti-FGM Vacation Cutting bill passed in 2013.  The Congresswoman is currently leading Bill HR6100 in Congress to have the original anti-FGM Federal Law amended.  She sits on three Congressional Committees — a senior member of the House Committees on the Judiciary and Homeland Security and appointed by the leadership as a Member of the crucial Budget Committee.  Congratulations, Congresswoman Jackson Lee!

Jeanne Smoot

Attorney Jeanne Smoot, a graduate of Harvard University Law School and Harvard-Radcliffe College is our 2020 honoree for Policy Making/Legal Award. She obtained her master’s degree from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. From 2011 to 2012, she served as a Wasserstein Public Interest Fellow at Harvard Law School.  As Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy, Jeanne is principally focused on leading the development of legal and policy proposals to address forced marriage in the United States. Prior to moving into to her role as senior counsel, Jeanne led Tahirih’s public policy team for over a decade, fighting to reduce vulnerabilities of immigrant women and girls and to empower them as survivors.  Jeanne also helped lead successful efforts to defend and expand protections for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and in the passage of a Senate bill to reform immigration laws.

   

 

Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:

We are collaborating with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary school student.  They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories.  To read about all of our 2020 honorees, visit our link below;

Friday Itinerary:  3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Benjamin Caesar.

Friday afternoon emcee:  Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host

Friday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program are now being provided this week.  Check your email inbox for link and e-program.

 

Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers, entertainers and Emcees, visit our link below;

Saturday Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Saturday morning emcee:  Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host

Saturday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program is now being provided this week.  Remember to check your email inbox for link and e-program.

Special Saturday Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 4 highest amounts.  Competing in the Top 4 spots are Team Jacqui Olkin (1st place), Team Marin Hoang (2nd place), Team Diane Walsh (3rd place), and Team NANBPWC 2020 (4th place).  We have great special prizes this year.  Which team will receive those great prizes? It is not too late to form a team or join one.  Get in on the competition!  You may even select the number of miles or kilometers you will walk, and get your local merchant(s) to sponsor each mile, matching it with a dollar amount to help us raise funds.

 

Ways to Participate

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM

 

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Please register at our link below  and Walk To End FGM.

Don’t Miss Out!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4940.

 

Thank You for Your Support!

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE ONLY 17 DAYS AWAY FROM “WALK TO END FGM”

With only 17 days to the Walk To End FGM (#walk2endfgm) and the Global Woman Awards, we urge you to register at your earliest convenience.  Are you ready?  Have you registered yet?  Register at our link below and be a part of a memorable event of its 7th year.

Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:

We will collaborate with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary school student.  They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories.  Two physicians will share the Medical/Health Award this year, while a U.S. Congressman and a Congresswoman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lisa C. Bruch Woman of the Year Award, respectively. To read about our honorees, visit our link below.

Friday Itinerary:  3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Benjamin Caesar.

Friday afternoon emcee:  Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host

Friday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program will be provided starting this week.

Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers, entertainers and Emcees, visit our link below.

Saturday Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Saturday morning emcee:  Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host

Saturday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program will be provided the first week of October.

Special Saturday Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 3 highest amounts.  Competing in the Top 3 spots are Team Jacqui Olkin, Team NANBPWC 2020, and Team End FGM By 2030.  It is not too late to form a team or join one.  Get in on the competition!  You may select the number of miles or kilometers you will walk, and get your local merchant(s) to sponsor each mile with a dollar amount to help us raise funds.

 

Ways to Participate

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM

 

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Register at our link below and Walk To End FGM.

Don’t Miss Out!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit our link below.

Thank You for Your Support!

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE ONLY 24 DAYS AWAY FROM “WALK TO END FGM”

With only 24 days to the Walk To End FGM (#walk2endfgm) and the Global Woman Awards, we urge you to register at your earliest convenience.  The time is escaping from us.  Register below and be a part of a memorable event of its 7th year.

 

Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:

We will collaborate with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary school student.  They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories.  Two physicians will share the Medical/Health Award this year, while a U.S. Congressman and a Congresswoman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lisa C. Bruch Woman of the Year Award, respectively. To read about our honorees, visit our link below.

Friday Itinerary:  3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Benjamin Caesar.

Friday afternoon emcee:  Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host

Friday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program will be provided on October 1st – 2nd.

 

Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers and entertainers, visit our link below.

Saturday Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Saturday morning emcee:  Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host

Saturday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program will be provided the first week of October.

Special Saturday Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 3 highest amounts.  Competing in the Top 3 spots are Team Jacqui Olkin, Team NANBPWC 2020, and Team End FGM By 2030.  It is not too late to form a team or join one.  Get in on the competition!

 

Ways to Participate

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM

 

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Register below and Walk To End FGM.

Don’t Miss Out!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit our link below.

Thank You for Your Support!

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE ONLY 31 DAYS AWAY FROM “WALK TO END FGM”

With only 31days to the Walk To End FGM (#walk2endfgm) and the Global Woman Awards, we urge you to register at your earliest convenience.  Register at below and be a part of a memorable event of its 7th year.

Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:

We will collaborate with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary school student.  They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories.  Two physicians will share the Medical/Health Award this year, while a U.S. Congressman and a Congresswoman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lisa C. Bruch Woman of the Year Award, respectively. To read about our honorees, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4945.

Friday Itinerary:  3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Benjamin Caesar.

Friday afternoon emcee:  Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host

Friday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program will be provided on October 1st – 2nd.

 

Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us. To read about our 2020 speakers and entertainers, visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4946.

Saturday Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Saturday morning emcee:  Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host

Saturday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program will be provided the first week of October.

Special Saturday Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 3 highest amounts

 

Ways to Participate

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM

 

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Register below and Walk To End FGM.

Don’t Miss Out!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C. To read about our 4 programs visit https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/?id=4940.

 

Thank You for Your Support!

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.

 

 

 

 

 

WE ARE ONLY 39 DAYS AWAY FROM “WALK TO END FGM”

With only 39 days to the Walk To End FGM (#walk2endfgm) and the Global Woman Awards, we urge you to register at your earliest convenience.  Register at https://www.wizathon.com/walk2endfgm/, and be a part of a memorable event of its 7th year.

 

Global Woman Awards – Friday afternoon, October 16, 2020:

We will collaborate with SheFFA Foundation and George Washington University in collectively honoring 5 women, 4 men and a secondary student.  They will receive the Global Woman Award in 9 different categories.  Two physicians will share the Medical/Health Award this year, while a U.S. Congressman and a Congresswoman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lisa C. Bruch Woman of the Year Award, respectively.

Friday Itinerary:  3:00p.m. Global Woman Awards, Keynote Speech from Lyric Thompson of ICRW, a speech from Maryum Saifee, and musical entertainment from vocalist “Butterscotch” and jazz vocalist and musician, Benjamin Caesar.

Friday afternoon emcee:  Tyra Garlington, International Talk Show Host

Friday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program will be provided on October 1st – 2nd.

 

Walk To End FGM – Saturday morning, October 17, 2020:

Former Maine State Representative, Heather Sirocki is our Keynote Speaker of the day, and we will be joined by guitarist and vocalist, Royce Lovett, who will serenade us before we take to the streets in our respective communities to safely walk, observing the social distancing requirements.  We hope you will join us.

Saturday Itinerary:  Pre-walk program starts at 10:00a.m. – the walk starts at 11:30a.m. Please take photos and/or videos of you walking and post them to our Facebook page.  We will compile a collage in memory of the year 2020 when our lives changed, and every life that was lost to COVID-19.

Saturday morning emcee:  Linord Moudou, International Talk Show Host

Saturday Location:  Virtual Zoom livestream broadcast – link and e-program will be provided the first week of October.

Special Saturday Prizes to:  Teams that raise the 3 highest amounts

 

Ways to Participate

  • Form a team and invite others to join your team and help raise funds
  • Join a team that is already formed
  • Register as an individual participant
  • Sponsor a team or an individual participant or sponsor the event
  • Be a Partner Organization with Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation in the Walk to End FGM

 

Contact us at info@globalwomanpeacefoundation.org or call 703-832-2642.  Register below and Walk To End FGM.

 

Don’t Miss Out!!!

********We are reminding you to register if you have not done so******** 

The proceeds raised from the Walk To End FGM are used to support the mental and physical health of survivors of FGM/C, including group and one-on-one counseling. Proceeds will also help keep Liberian and Sierra Leone girls in school to prevent them from undergoing FGM/C.

 

Thank You for Your Support!

 

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.  As such, your donations and registration fees are tax deductible to the maximum extent required by law.