by Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation
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As part of our prevention service, the Just4You Program is designed to service young women and girls in Africa. This program comprises of a scholarship fund and the sanitary pads distribution. The purpose of this program is to encourage parents to refrain from having their little girls undergo Female Genital Mutilation, and to avoid girls staying out of school during their periods, due to lack of sanitary pads.

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The problem with this project is the lack of and availability of sanitary napkins for girls in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. Most girls in these listed countries cannot afford the use of sanitary pads therefore they are forced to miss school during their periods every month. The other problem is keeping girls out of the Sande and Bondo Society Bush and keeping them in school. The society bush tends to pull girls out of school and take them to the bush where they perform FGM.


GWPF provides sanitary napkins to help keep girls from missing school during their periods. We ship the napkins to 4 West African countries. We have parents make an agreement to GWPF not to have their girls go to the Sande and Bondo bush, but instead remain in school, and GWPF will pay their daughters' annual tuitions. Female genital mutilation(FGM) is the removal of part or all of the external female genitalia for no medical reason. The girls are genitally mutilated at age of 7 to 15 years

Long-Term Impact

This project will keep girls in school and educate 50 girls in each country listed, and will save them from undergoing female genital mutilation (FGM). That is a total of 400 girls in West African countries. In addition to education, these girls will be spared the lifetime physical and psychological scars that FGM leaves with them.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Organization Information

Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation

Location: Centreville, VA - USA
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Twitter: @1globalwoman
Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation
Angela Peabody
Project Leader:
Angela Peabody
Centreville, VA United States

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