Call for Applications: Women PeaceMakers & Peace Writers (04/25/2016)
Date: March 21, 2016
Call For Applications:
Women PeaceMakers & Peace Writers!
2016 Women PeaceMakers Program
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice, University of San Diego
Women PeaceMaker Application Deadline: April 25, 2016!
Peace Writer Application Deadline: May 9, 2016
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ), at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies, is currently accepting applications for its Women PeaceMakers Program. The 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 human rights advocacy and peacebuilding 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.
v Four Women PeaceMakers are selected each year to spend two months in residence at the Institute. They 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 network to project gender-inclusive peacebuilding expertise locally, regionally and internationally.
v Four Peace Writers are selected each year to partner with and document the stories of Women PeaceMakers for publication. Writers interview one peacemaker and engage in extensive research to become familiar with the history of her conflict and peacemaking efforts.
v Residency dates are September 10 to November 19 for WomenPeaceMakers, and September 6 to November 23 for Peace Writers.
For more information about the program and an application please visit the IPJ website at http://peace.sandiego.edu/wpm or contact Jennifer Freeman, IPJSenior Program Officer for Women, Peace and Security, at email@example.com.
Jennifer Freeman, M.A. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Program Officer, Women, Peace and Security Programs
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice