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
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
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 women record their work.
Women PeaceMakers 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, peace-building efforts, and post-conflict decision-making.
Currently entering its second decade, the Women PeaceMakers works increasingly to project participants as experts and advocates in gendered peace-building processes locally, regionally, and internationally.
Meet the 2013 PeaceMakers (video). (Annual Women PeaceMakers Panel)
See the Women PeaceMakers program in action
Fall 2014 Residency
The IPJ is now accepting applications for this year’s Women PeaceMakers program, to be held September 20 to November 26, 2014. Peace Writer applications are also online; selected writers will be in residence from September 16 to November 26. Deadline for Women PeaceMakers applications: May 15, 2014. Deadline for peace writer applications: May 30, 2014.