Women’s Peacepower Foundation, Inc. was founded in 1998 as a vehicle to help in the tireless effort to bring peace to our homes, our schools, our streets and to our world.
Over the past 20 years Peacepower has made awards to 245 women in 52 countries including the US, who have created grassroots projects that impact issues of violence against women and their children.
WHERE THERE IS PEACE, THERE IS TREMENDOUS POWER!
Welcome to Women’s Peacepower Foundation, Inc.’s new website. Over 20 years ago Diane McCabe Vaughan and Candice Slaughter Warmke started working together to bring peace to the everyday lives of women and their families by creating Women’s Peacepower Foundation, Inc. They have continued over the years to believe that everyone has the right to a safe place to live, enough to eat, to be paid a living wage and have peace in their lives both inside and outside their home.
This year (2018) Diane decided that the best way for the foundation to continue to support women making a difference in our world was to re-invent the foundation by moving everything to a virtual network of women who have received the Woman of Peace award since 1998.
The first step was to ask Candice (Annie) to re-join the effort. Together they started reviewing the winners and were amazed at all that has been accomplished in the life of the fund.
With the inauguration of this new website their goal is to begin to produce the audio stories of the work of the award winners, and create networking opportunities online through a variety of social media networks. If you’re reading this and are a Women’s Peacepower Foundation woman of peace award winner, or know one, Annie and Diane would like to hear from them.
A Statement About Violence Against Women
Whether it comes in broad strokes – the rapes and beatings of thousands under the cover of war – or in staccato punches – a spouse or daughter subjected to the torture of a loved one – or a celebrity sexually abusing employees, women and violence are two words which appear too often together across the ages and across cultures.
Peacepower has funded numerous projects that seek to reverse the forces that entrap women and their families into the spiral of pain and fear. By supporting programs that provide opportunities to speak out against the violence or create new solutions in helping those struggling with this shameful reality.
What should be as natural as breathing, unfortunately must be taught. Women and their children must have the opportunity to live in a violence-free world, with enough food to eat, and adequate shelter. Women deserve meaningful work that pays a living wage.
Women’s Peacepower Foundation, Inc.
35400 Blanton Rd., Dade City, FL 33523