Call for applications: The Women PeaceMakers Programme

01 March 2012

This is an exciting opportunity for IANSA women. The Women PeaceMakers Programme of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) of the University of San Diego, California is calling for applications from peacemakers to participate in an eight-week residency during 2012.

The Women PeaceMakers Programme 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 Programme offers an opportunity for women leaders who want to document, share and build upon their unique peacemaking stories.

The programme pairs each peacemaker with a Peace Writer and a documentary film team to document her story and best practices. Selected candidates 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.

There is no cost for participation in the Women PeaceMakers Programme. Airfare, visa expenses, lodging and health insurance are covered by the program. Peacemakers receive a stipend during their residency to cover living expenses and incidentals. Housing is provided at the Casa de la Paz, "The House of Peace," on the campus of the University of San Diego.

Applications can be made between 15 March – 15 May 2012.

To read more about the programme's content and qualifications for applicants, please see:

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