The Global Women’s Peace Network (GWPN) was founded by Dr. Rev. Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon on July 16, 2012, at the Cheongshim Peace World Center in Seoul, Korea. The GWPN brings together leaders, organizations, and governments to solve pressing social issues and secure an environment for equitable human development. Through peace leadership based on the Feminine aspect of human nature, women who support and belong to GWPN seek to ensure lasting peace and prosperity for generations to come. May 20, 2017, was the inauguration of Arizona’s Global Women Peace Network chapter in Tempe, AZ. The theme for this event was: “Igniting a Culture of Heart from the Local to the Global”. The Western Region was defined and launched in March 2019 in Los Angeles, CA, Women as the Turning Point for Peace.
MISSION OF GWPN
Women’s empowerment and education are powerful engines for peace and development as they transform both economies and human lives. They broaden people’s and in particular women’s freedom of choice and action, empower them to participate in the public, economic, and social lives of their societies, and equip them with the skills they need to develop their livelihoods. Areas of impact: Women’s leadership, Family, Environment, and Education. The Women’s Federation for World Peace Arizona (WFWP) Chapter launched the Global Women’s Peace Network (GWPN) in 2017.)
Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) USA | President: Angelika Selle
WFWP Committee Members: Kim M. Evans | Glenda Lambert | Reverend Dr. Linda Nishikawa | Rhia Nkulu | Frankie Mae Richards | Reverend Margaret Polloi-Sisserson | Dr. Susan Taffer
I continue to support and praise Dr. Susan Taffer for her continued good work. Previously, I spotlighted Dr. Taffer for her work in creating the World Connections Foundation. That initiative has evolved into a joint effort to bring together and recognize women from all walks of life and professions with a mission to unite! I am proud to be a part of this effort and journey!
My first introduction to GWPN was at a luncheon in February 2020. We were all inspired by the magnitude of the women in attendance. Plus, we were gifted with a beautiful hardcover 2020 Gratitude Diary as we left, which was donated by the author, Melanie Spears (givingthanks.com.au). With inspiration, I have since posted my gratitude every day!
While meeting in person was not an option during the pandemic times, we organized a Virtual Power Tea to keep us all connected and striving forward with this mission. We are now combining virtual and in-person meetings to stay connected and continue the work. —Gloria Petersen
Award Throughout history we have heard much about ‘his story,’ which means there is still so much of ‘her story’ yet to be told. To unearth these incredible stories, WFWP USA recognizes and honors women for their outstanding accomplishments in various fields of endeavor, in the form of a HerStory Award. Despite often overwhelming challenges, each HerStory recipient has been selected for her courage, compassion, and commitment to using her gifts and talents to uplift others. This award encourages all women to know that by sustaining relationships, you have influence and already are a leader. And when that influence is used to uplift and bring people together, we can accomplish extraordinary things. This is a tribute to all the women worldwide who are not just leaders, but peace leaders who are “Living by the Logic of Love.”
GWPN in Arizona “Fall 2020 HerStories” Award Recipients include:
Deborah Acosta | Myrna Atha | Jolene Baney | Shatha Barbour | Susan Berman | Lynda Bishop | Dr. Eileen Borris | Reverend Tina Brown | Laura C. Bulluck | Kim Evans | Pat Gillium | Dr. Marilynn Henley | Julie Jones | Jodi Floyd-Jones | Vice Mayor Lauren Kuby | Jane Kwa | Ethel Luzario | Esther Michaels | Anne Butler Montgomery | Karianne Munstedt | Glenda Nieman | Gloria Petersen | Frankie Mae Richards | Debra S. Robinson | Holly Rose | Dr. Tamara Rounds | Angelika Selle | Carla J. Snyder | Dr. Susan Taffer | Dr. Cindi Thiede | Kenyatta Turner | Dr. Linda Groomes Walton | Jaclyn Zoccoli
Want to learn more, visit
Women’s Federation for World Peace website.