Women PeaceMakers Program for Women Building Peace 2018

- March 05, 2018
Women PeaceMakers Program for Women Building Peace 2018

    The Women PeaceMakers Program (WPM) offers a unique opportunity for women building peace to engage in a cycle of learning, practice and reflection through participation in a 10-month fellowship.

    Application Deadline:  

    2nd April 2018

    Eligible Countries:  


    To Be Taken At (Country): 

     Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School of Peace Studies, USA.

    About the Award:

    Four Women PeaceMakers and four individual international partners will be selected as a cohort to build mutual learning and stronger modes of engagement between women building peace (“insiders”) and international actors (“outsiders”) working to end cycles of violence.

    During the 10-month fellowship, the program will focus on women’s formal participation in national and subnational peace negotiations to answer the question:

    “How can Women PeaceMakers and international partners build more effective local/global collaborations that support women’s meaningful participation in peace negotiations?”

    The internationally-renowned Women PeaceMakers program is honoring 16 years of documenting the diverse roles women play in peacebuilding. Knowing the power of women’s full participation in peace and security decision-making to building more durable peace, the Women PeaceMakers fellowship aims to build stronger, more effective collaborations between women peacebuilders from conflict-affected communities and their international partners


     Fellowship (Professional), Training.


    Applicants for the Women PeaceMakers fellowship must:
    • Have worked for 5-10+ years as a peacebuilder and have worked directly in formal mediation and peace negotiation processes as members of conflict parties in the negotiations, or as formal mediators to national or subnational peace processes;
    • Held a significant leadership role in the mediation process, and/or of a peacebuilding organization, network, or movement;
    • Demonstrates peacebuilding/peacemaking skills and attitudes;
    • Be in a position to participate in all activities during the 10-month fellowship and apply what is learned at the conclusion of the residency program;
    • Demonstrate local credibility and a strong social network within her country/community of practice;
    • Speak sufficient English to relate personal experiences. Written English is not necessary

    Selection Criteria:  

    International partners will likewise be selected based on their work in and support of more inclusive peace processes.

    Value of Award:

    • There is no cost to participate in the Women PeaceMakers Program. Selected peacemakers will receive a per diem to cover basic living costs during the residency. This funding is to be used for meals and incidentals, and any local transportation needs apart from residency activities.
    • The program provides all funding related to securing a visa, travel and airfare to and from San Diego at the beginning and end of the residency, and lodging throughout the seven weeks.
    • The program encourages applicants to seek supplemental funding from other sources if needed, although the funding provided by the IPJ for those selected will be sufficient for the full seven weeks.
    • Housing will be provided at La Casa de la Paz, ​”The House of Peace,” on the campus of the University of San Diego in California

    Duration of Program:  

    10 months (September 2018 – June 2019)

    How to Apply:  

    Please see the Program Webpage (Link is below) for information on Application.

    Visit the Program Webpage for Details

    Award Providers:  

    Kroc School of Peace Studies, USA.




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