Women PeaceMakers Program

Women PeaceMakers Program, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego

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. 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.
2018-2019 Area of Focus and Selection Criteria:
Women’s Mediation of and Participation in Peace Negotiations

Women PeaceMaker fellows who have participated in formal mediation and negotiation processes as members of conflict parties in the negotiations, or as formal mediators to national or subnational peace processes.

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


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?

Four Women PeaceMakers will participate in the following activities from September 2018 to June 2019:
Learning Lab
Virtual Learning Exchange
Localization Initiative

Women PeaceMakers Residency
September 29 – November 17, 2018

Location: Institute for Peace and Justice

Selected Women PeaceMakers participate in a 7-week residency at the University of San Diego. To complement the work PeaceMakers are doing with their international partners, they will: work together with a peace researcher to map the methods used and challenges faced when engaging in national and subnational peace negotiations; share peacebuilding experiences with faculty, students and community members at the University of San Diego; live with three fellow Women PeaceMakers, while sharing with and learning from one another’s peacemaking journeys; and, cultivate a reflective peacebuilding practice in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes new learning and an authentic exchange of ideas.

Women PeaceMakers Applications are due by
April 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PST.

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