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Offer: Call For Applications: Women Peace Makers and Peace Writers!

2014 Women PeaceMakers Program
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego
Women PeaceMakers Application Deadline: May 15, 2014
Peace Writer Application Deadline: May 30, 2014

The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) at the University of San Diego in California, is currently accepting applications for its 2014 Women PeaceMakers Program (WPM). The WPM program is designed for leaders from conflict-affected countries around the world who are transforming conflict and assuring gender-inclusion in post conflict recovery through the defense of human rights and peace building efforts they lead. These are women whose stories and best practices will be shared internationally; they are women who will have a respite from the frontlines work they do.

  • Four Women PeaceMakers are selected each year to spend two and a half months in residence at the Institute. They will receive a small stipend while having their unique peacemaking stories documented, through both film and narratives that will be available to inspire others around the world. Women PeaceMakers in residence will have the opportunity to engage with the community through a series of public forums and to meet with other activists and leaders involved in human rights, political action and peacemaking efforts. Following the residency, alumnae will be linked through a global and a regional network to project gender-inclusive peacebuilding expertise locally, regionally and internationally.
  • Four Peace Writers are selected each year to partner with and document the stories of Women PeaceMakers (WPMs) for publication. Writers will each interview one WPM and engage in extensive research to become familiar with the history of her conflict and peacemaking efforts.
  • Residency dates are September 20 – November 26 for Peace Makers and September 16 – November 26 for Peace Writers.

For more information about the program and to download an application please visit the IPJ web site at or contact Jennifer Freeman, Senior Program Officer, Women Peace and Security and director, Women PeaceMakers Program, at



Hideko N.'s picture

Very Important!

Hello, Emily. I like very much the theme of the program, 2014 Women PeaceMakers Program, but the deadline is not May, 2013 but 2014 right? Hope I am qualified to apply this. I am a U.S.citizen but my organization focuses project in Nigeria. We are assigned to do heavily responsible work involving skill acquisition training for women and the conflicts among locals and government, perhaps some hostile groups of people.

Best Regards,
Hideko N.
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Emily Garcia's picture

Thank you!

Hi Hideko!

Great to hear from you, and yes, you are absolutely right - the deadline is in 2014! I apologize for the error and have made changes to the original post.

Here is a link to the program qualifications:

It seems to me you would be eligible! Please let me know if you decide to apply and if there is any way we at World Pulse can support you in the process.

Best wishes,

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

Hideko N.'s picture

Dear Emily

Thank you for your kind response! No need to apolgize since I am so grateful to the opportunity. Right now I am having two professors to write reference letters from University of Calabar in Nigeria. We have been working together on the project, but need support from World Pulse in varifying my qualification to represent the Niger Delta regions--if necesssary.

As you can see in my profile, I am U.S. citizen with Japanese background. Though I have done many articles in journals, newsletters and radio show program about Niger Delta and posted articles here as well. I have an organization fully to support women and children in Niger Delta. If you like, I appreciate your answer to my email address:

With deep appreciation,

Hideko N.
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Emily Garcia's picture

Hi Hideko, Please do let us

Hi Hideko,

Please do let us know if World Pulse can help you verify your qualifications for this application!

Warmest regards,

Emily Garcia
World Pulse Online Community Lead

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