About the School
- Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
Jennifer Freeman directs the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice’s Women PeaceMakers Program. Freeman has been involved with the program since 2008 as a two-time Peace Writer and Program Officer.
Prior to joining the institute, Freeman worked with various nongovernmental organizations in Ghana, Northern Ireland, Canada and in Ugandan refugee settlements on issues of women’s rights and peacebuilding through sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response, supporting people living with HIV/AIDS and conducting psychosocial programs for war-affected youth. She has conducted research in Kyaka II refugee settlement in Uganda on gendered security for refugees from the DRC, Rwanda and Burundi.
In 2011 Freeman and IPJ Deputy Director, Dee Aker, launched the first Women PeaceMakers Regional Networks to support women’s myriad roles in peacebuilding during and post-conflict.
Freeman holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Victoria, and an M.A. (summa cum laude) in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland, where she studied on a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship. Her writings have appeared in the Journal of Peacebuilding & Development, New Routes: A Journal of Peace Research and Action, Peace Policy (published by the University of Notre Dame), and the Christian Science Monitor.
Sexual and gender-based violence, refugees and forced displacement, psychosocial programs for war-affected youth, HIV and AIDS
DRC, Uganda, Rwanda and Ghana
Fluent German and intermediate French
Program Officer - Women PeaceMakers Program
Phone | (619) 260-7569
Office | KIPJ 121