Thursday, March 27, 2014

Women PeaceMakers Program

Applicants are invited to apply to a unique residency program for women engaged in peace building and human rights.

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.

Those who are accepted into the Fall 2014 program will be expected to spend ten weeks at the IPJ at the University of San Diego (USD) in San Diego, California with the possibility of a two-week trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City, NY.
This is a program open to women who have been involved in either official or unofficial peace processes and who may be working at the grassroots, national, or international level.

Program Cost & Fellowships
There is no cost for participation in the Women PeaceMakers Program. The program will provide fellowships to four qualified applicants. This funding is to be used for:
1) Local transportation (travel and airfare to and from San Diego provided)
2) Living expenses (other than housing, which is provided); 3) incidentals. 
The Women PeaceMakers Program encourages applicants to seek supplemental funding from local sources, although the funding provided by the IPJ for those selected will be sufficient for the full ten weeks.

Application deadline for Women PeaceMakers is May 15, 2014

For more information and application please visit the Women PeaceMakers Program page.

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