Women PeaceMakers
Institute for Peace and Justice

Contact: Jennifer Freeman
Phone: (619) 260-7569
Fax: (619) 260-7570

Location: KIPJ Room 121
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

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Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Women PeaceMakers

As one of the Institute for Peace and Justice's flagship programs, the Women PeaceMakers program documents the stories and best practices of international women leaders who are involved in human rights and peacemaking efforts in their home countries. 

Women on the frontlines of efforts to end violence and secure a just peace seldom record their experiences, activities and insights, as generally there is no time, or, perhaps, no formal education that would help them record their work. 

The Women PeaceMakers program offers an opportunity for women leaders who want to document, share and build upon their unique peacemaking stories.

In addition to documenting their stories, women give presentations on their work at the institute and in the San Diego community. They have opportunities to exchange ideas and approaches to peacemaking and justice, which increases their capacity to participate in conflict resolution, peacebuilding efforts and post-conflict decision making. 

The Women PeaceMakers program works increasingly to project participants as experts and advocates in gendered peacebuilding processes locally, regionally and internationally.

The institute gratefully acknowledges Cigna for supporting the 2014 Women PeaceMakers program.

Read more about the program and qualifications for applicants.

Meet the 2013 PeaceMakers (video). (Annual Women PeaceMakers Panel)

See the Women PeaceMakers program in action


Robi Damelin of Israel

Nimalka Fernando of Sri Lanka

Ashima Kaul of India (Kashmir)

Margaret Arach Orech of Uganda

Meet the peacemakers at the following events:

Panel: Tuesday, October 14, 7 p.m.

Conversation with Ashima Kaul: Thursday, October 16, 12:30 p.m.

Conversation with Robi Damelin: Tuesday, October 21, 12:30 p.m.

Conversation with Nimalka Fernando: Tuesday, October 28, 12:30 p.m.

Conversation with Margaret Arach Orech: Tuesday, November 4, 12:30 p.m.

Conference - "Defying Extremism": November 19-21 (application and registration required)