The Women PeaceMakers Program offers a unique, 10-month fellowship focused on strengthening and improving peace efforts around the world through building an engaged community of peacemakers from conflict-affected communities and international peace partners looking to enhance their ability to end cycles of violence. Over the course of the fellowship, the cohort of eight will engage in an active learning community with in-person residencies and a virtual learning exchange to explore successes and challenges to their work ending cycles of violence. Using critical reflection and co-created learning, the cohort will design shared commitments for stronger, more effective collaboration on key issues. The fellowship includes a seven-week residency in the fall, held at the Kroc IPJ in San Diego. During this time each Woman PeaceMaker will work closely with a Peace Researcher, who will document her peacebuilding journey and the methods and strategies she uses in her work.
1.) Application: Here is a link to the application;
2.) This Year's Focus: The focus was selected by Women PeaceMakers alumni, based on their feedback this year’s residency will focus on answering the following question: How can Women PeaceMakers and international partners build more effective local/global collaborations that support women’s meaningful participation in peace negotiations?;
3.) Qualifications - in addition to other qualifications (see pg 4 of the application for more details) they are looking for women who 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;
4.) Deadline to apply: April 2, 2018.
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