Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation
History: Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation (GWPF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Established in January 2010, GWPF was founded on the principles of ending injustices and violence against women and girls. Funds raised from the Walk To End FGM and the Global Woman Awards will fund the "Lisa C. Bruch Scholarship Fund" to help educate girls in West Africa who have experienced female genital mutilation (FGM), or are at risk of it. Funds will also support our "Survivor Resettlement Program", "Wholesome Organic Relief Program" and the "Kids Reach Shield Program".
The Lisa C. Bruch Scholarship Fund is named in memory of the late Lisa Bruch, who passed away December 2018. She was a GWPF Board Advisor and a devout supporter and donor of GWPF's programs. Lisa donated an annual percentage of her income until her demise.
The Survivor Resettlement Program assists FGM survivors with asylum application, legal representation, resume compilation, cover letter, personal reference, relocation, and job-hunting.
The Wholesome Organic Relief Program helps to rehabilitate FGM survivors through psychological counseling, vaginal restorative surgery, and physical therapy.
The Kids Reach Shield Program is our preventive program, which trains U.S. Law Enforcement, School Nurses Associations, Teachers Associations, students, and the community in FGM.
Organization Mission: To empower women and girls through education to eradicate gender based violence, with primary focus on female genital mutilation (FGM).
Definition: Female genital mutilation is the intentional removal of either all or part of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. External genitalia includes clitoris, pubis, urethral, labia majora, labia minora and vaginal openings.
Statistics: According to the World Health Organization, at least 200 million women and girls worldwide have been subjected to FGM. The Population Reference Bureau estimates that more than 500,000 women and girls in the U.S. are either living with the consequences of FGM or are at risk of undergoing it. Many girls have been known to die as a result of FGM. 85% of maternal and infant mortality in Africa is the result of FGM. Now, FGM is being practiced here on American soil in many states. We want it stopped in the world, and most importantly, here in the United States.