The 2015 Walk for FGM

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Global Woman® P.E.A.C.E. Foundation is hosting the 2nd annual “Walk to End FGM”, a 5K Walkathon in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 31, 2015. We expect more than double the number of participants from 2014.  Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a heinous and violent practice that is done to little girls.  Female genital mutilation is the intentional removal of the external parts of the female genitalia for non-medical reasons.  If you wonder why we are walking in the U.S. against something that is practiced in far-away lands, know that FGM is not only practiced in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  You will be surprised to know that it is practiced right here in the United States and in Europe.  The proceeds from this event will benefit The Global Woman Center, opening on June 27, 2015.

Meet Our Speakers

Survivor Spokesperson, Mariam Bojang

Survivor Spokesperson, Mariam Bojang

Mariam Bojang is the FGM Survivor Representative of Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation.  She is a Graduate student, currently pursuing a degree in Political Science at the University of Texas at Tyler.  Originally from the Gambia, West Africa, Mariam attended Navarro […]
Keynote Speaker, Dr. Marci L Bowers

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Marci L Bowers

Dr. Marci Bowers is a highly regarded OB/GYN and a pelvic and gynecologic surgeon with more than 25 years of experience in Women’s Healthcare, and is known internationally for her restorative work with survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).   She […]

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