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.
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 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 fundsforngos.org news feed and thought that some people on World Pulse may be interested in applying)