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 http://peace.sandiego.edu/wpm or contact Jennifer Freeman, Senior Program Officer, Women Peace and Security and director, Women PeaceMakers Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org