Women's Peacepower Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce our 2012 Women of Peace Award Recipients. We would like to congratulate all winners for their exceptional work to promote peace in their community and around the world.
1. Princess Olufemi-Kayode -
Lagos, Nigeria - Dr. Princess Olufemi-Kayode a survivor of sexual abuse and rape, founded Media Concern Initiative for Women and Children, working in the field of prevention and response to sexual violence against women and children in Nigeria. She began creating public awareness through a national media campaign which succeeded in breaking the silence and setting off a massive number of disclosures by victims from all parts of the country. Realizing the impact of sexual violence on the Nigerian society, she also sought institutional support to meet the needs of child and adult victims to mitigate the long-term effects on the health, safety and productivity of Nigeria.
2. Linette Coats - Zephyrhills, FL
Lin doesn't let retirement slow her down. When she heard about the plight of the students in her community that were homeless she jumped into action. Recruiting her husband, Church members and anyone else she could, she began collecting clothing, health and beauty items, school supplies, food and money. Lin organized a room at her Church and a team to take shifts manning the room a couple of days a week to allow the local high school students to "shop" for whatever they need. In addition she also volunteers every week at her area Hospice Thrift Store.
3. Giselle Rodriguez - Clearwater, FL - Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Rodriguez is the State Outreach Coordinator for the Florida Coalition Against
Human Trafficking. Giselle trains staff members in numerous code
enforcement, law enforcement, faith based organizations, health care providers,
Social service providers, judges and prosecutors. She also speaks at local
high schools and colleges creating awareness to the issue of human trafficking. Giselle is the Founder of the Tampa Bay Rescue and Restore and the Co
Founder of the Orlando Rescue and Restore. The Tampa Bay Rescue and Restore
solely focuses on the issue of the Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and how to
better improve the type of services that this specific population is in need of.
Due to her knowledge and experience in the field of human trafficking, Giselle
has been able to collaborate and volunteer as a trainer for the Organization of
America States Anti Trafficking in Persons Unit. Through the volunteer
opportunity through the OAS, Giselle has been able to train law enforcement
officials, immigration officials, Judges, prosecutors and Consular officials on
the issue of human Trafficking in countries such as
4. Tammy Gwaltney - Cape Girardeau, Missouri
In 1997 Tammy brought together a group of medical, social and law personnel to address the issue of sexual violence. Since that time Tammy has put her life savings and energy into creating and organization SEMO - NASV to help the women and children that are the victims of sexual violence.
5. Alexis Moore - El Dorado Hills, CA
Alexis Moore mixes empathy and real world stories with humor to connect with clients, audiences and readers worldwide on the topic of 21st century risk management. She is a pioneer when it comes to promoting the awareness of cyber crime, and fighting for victim’s rights around the world. As a consultant, Moore has been called on to provide valuable insight to corporations, agencies, academia, law enforcement and public officials around the globe, and her published works have been used to help develop ground breaking cyber stalking legislation. Surviving her personal ordeal as a victim of stalking, identity theft, cyber stalking and domestic violence has driven her to the forefront of crime victim advocacy worldwide. Focusing her energy on studying the intricacies of the high-tech threats impacting society, and the laws (or lack thereof) that govern them, Moore is uniquely positioned when combining her experience as a high-tech investigator, survivor and crime victim’s advocate. Working as a catalyst for change, Moore brings more than just academic knowledge of risk management practices - she carries a personal connection that empowers her to speak about the following topics with conviction:
Risk assessment, mitigation and management
• Privacy concerns for businesses and/or individuals
• Organizational policies that protect against stalking, identity theft and cyber stalking
• Helping victim’s (businesses and individuals) respond effectively and efficiently
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May 31, 2013 - Deadline for submission of nominations for Women of Peace Awards.
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Everyone leaves footprints. Our prints are made by the impression of our lives
on the sands of time. A person is remembered for the weight of his or her
character. For marks of accomplishment. For depth of faith. For beliefs. For shapes
of kindness. For length of compassion. For width of personal warmth.
For generosity. For values. When we leave positive impressions behind, we enhance the
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now for your estate that will one day provide a legacy for years to come.
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