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

2007 Peace Writers

Theresa de Langis is the immediate past executive director of the New Hampshire Commission on the Status of Women (NHCSW). She is the author of numerous publications, including "Advancing the Status of Women Worldwide: The History of Zonta International, 1919-1999,” “Double Jeopardy: A Report on the Training and Educational Programs for NH’s Female Offenders” and “Share Your Story,” based on listening sessions with women on welfare. de Langis served as the managing editor of “The Legal Handbook for Women in New Hampshire,” and oversaw its translation into Spanish. During the 2006 legislative session, she drafted and – in partnership with NHCSW, legislators and community stakeholders – successfully advocated for the passage of a law to address long-standing gender inequities in the state’s criminal justice system. de Langis holds a doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is an adjunct faculty member of the University of New Hampshire.

de Langis worked with peacemaker Samia Bamieh of Palestine and wrote the narrative "They Never Left, They Never Arrived."

Updated 1/08 - de Langis is unit manager for the Women, Peace and Governance Unit of UNIFEM Afghanistan.

Updated 11/11 - de Langis served as rapporteur during civil society consultations with the U.S. Department of State on the forumlation of a U.S. National Action Plan on U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325. She works and writes on women, peace and security issues and is based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

Devon Haynie grew up in Fort Wayne, Ind. She earned a B.A. in peace studies at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y. As an undergraduate, Haynie studied abroad at the University of Cape Town, South Africa and at the European Peace University in Stadtschlaining, Austria. After graduation she volunteered with an NGO in Shkodra, Albania and traveled throughout the Balkans. She has since been a press officer at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Amnesty International USA. In 2007, Haynie graduated from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Her work has appeared in several newspapers and magazines, including the Chicago Tribune, thePhiladelphia Daily News and Connecticut Magazine.

Haynie worked with peacemaker Irina Yanovskaya of South Ossetia and wrote the narrative "Displaced, but not Destroyed."

Updated 6/10 - Haynie was one of 12 journalists to receive a 2008 fellowship from the Overseas Press Club Foundation and worked for the AP Bureau in Johannesburg, South Africa. She is education writer for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

Stelet Kim was raised in a multicultural and multilingual home, which infused the notion of a global community into her studies, work and everyday life. She has been involved in grassroots resource development and community mobilization through volunteer service in California, taught English in South Korea and Esperanto at the University of California, Berkeley and assisted in the production of a documentary film on U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Ever a student of the world, she received a graduate degree in international comparative education at Stanford University and undergraduate degrees in English and Spanish literature at UC Berkeley. She has written on such topics as post-colonial language planning, anti-prostitution and sex-trafficking policies, and issues of HIV/AIDS-related stigma, discrimination and gender inequality.

Kim worked with peacemaker Latifah Anum Siregar of Indonesia and wrote the narrative "Fearless Pursuit of Justice."

Updated 6/10 - After completing her time as a peace writer, Kim became an independent consultant to various organizations, including The Asia Foundation, Room to Read, Survivors International and SAGE: Standing Against Global Exploitation. She also served as co-rapporteur for the IPJ's conference "Crafting Human Security in an Insecure World" in 2008. Kim is now program development coordinator at the Asian Women's Shelter in San Francisco, where she is also trained as a domestic violence counselor. In addition to fund development, she and all AWS staff play direct service roles in house and as advocates at the shelter and in the wider community. The shelter serves all women and children survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, but has a specific cultural and language capacity to serve immigrant, refugee and U.S.-born Asian women and children.