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Offer: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) - 2014 Woman PeaceMaker and Peace Writer - Applications Now Open


Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ)

2014 Woman PeaceMaker and Peace Writer

Call for Applications Now Open

Application deadline for Women PeaceMakers is May 15, 2014

Application deadline for Peace Writers is May 30, 2014

The Women PeaceMakers Program documents the stories and best practices of international women leaders who are involved in human rights and peacemaking efforts in their home countries. Women on the frontlines of efforts to end violence and secure a just peace seldom record their experiences, activities and insights as generally there is no time, or, perhaps, no formal education that would help women record their work. The Women PeaceMakers Program offers an opportunity for women leaders who want to document, share and build upon their unique peacemaking stories.

In addition to documenting their stories, the women give presentations on their work both at the IPJ and in the San Diego community and have opportunities to exchange ideas and approaches to peacemaking and justice, increasing their capacity to participate in conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts and in post-conflict decision-making. As one of the IPJ's flagship programs, the Women PeaceMakers Program seeks to project awardees as experts and advocates in gendered peacebuilding processes locally, regionally and internationally.

Women PeaceMakers

The Women PeaceMakers (WPM) Program at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) involves learning, teaching and taking the time to narrate a personal, unique story of peacemaking. Along with scheduled time when the Woman PeaceMaker will work one-on-one with her peace writer, there will be programs in which she will share with others her experiences from her respective country and conflict setting. She will learn from and explore new skills and ideas with fellow PeaceMakers. Through better understanding of individual human rights advocacy and peacebuilding work, the program seeks to build greater cross-cultural understanding and to document the challenges and successes of women who have been involved in peacemaking efforts in their own communities, country or region.

Peace Writers

Peace Writers will document the stories of Women PeaceMakers (WPM) for publication. Writers will interview the WPM and engage in extensive research to become familiar with the histories of the conflicts and the peacemaking efforts of the WPM. Writers will draft narrative stories and write complementary material, such as conflict histories and conflict timelines that will provide context for the WPM narratives.

The website contains more information and application forms for both roles.

(note: I have no personal connection with the programme, I found out about it via the news feed and thought that some people on World Pulse may be interested in applying)


ANNE CHIRUME's picture

mon interêt

If I can understand the object of this offer, i feel to be interesed in the measure that i have an experience in the human right defense and I have actively been implied in efforts of peace in my country the Democratic Republic of Congo.
My long experience in these two domains permitted me to write a book tittles: Kivu's Women Withstand Warfare Aggression " for which I look for a sponsor for its publication. This book is the result of 16 years of struggle by women leaders of my province, a rich experience to share.
With the hope to read you soon, I ask you if you are ready to answer to my request,

Si je peux comprendre l'objet de cette offre, elle m' intéreserait dans la mesure où j'ai une expérience dans la défense des droits humains et j'ai été activement impliquée dans les efforts de paix au niveau de mon pays la République Démocratique du Congo.
Ma longue expérience dans ces deux domaines m'ont permis d'écrire un livre: Les femmes du Kivu Résistent aux Guerres d'Agression" pour lequel je cherche un sponsor pour sa publication. Ce livre est le résultat de 16 années de lutte par le femmes leaders de ma province, une riche expérience à partager.
Avec l'espoir de vous lire bientôt, je vous demande si vous êtes prêt à répondre à ma requête,


Mary S's picture

Hi AnneThere is more

Hi Anne

There is more information about the PeaceMakers programme at
As I am not a part of the organisation that is running the programme, I only know what is written on their website.

You could also try contacting some of thte organisations that are working to raise awareness of the current situation in Congo to see if they would be interested in what you have written. They may not be able to help you to publish a full book, but they may be able to put some of your writing on their websites.

You couls also add a Need to the Resource Exchange to ask if anyone can help.

Good luck with the book, and with the other work you are doing to bring peace and human rights to Congo!


ANNE CHIRUME's picture


Thanks for your interest toward the terrible social & political DRC's situation.
I'll tray to contact the two address of course

Have a good days and let us meet next time


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