Women PeaceMakers Program
2014 Woman PeaceMaker and Peace Writer
Call for Applications Now Open
Application deadline for Women PeaceMakers is May 15, 2014
Application deadline for Peace Writers is May 30, 2014
To read more about the program's content and qualifications for applicants, click here.
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. 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, the women give presentations on their work both at the IPJ and in the San Diego community and have opportunities to exchange ideas and approaches to peacemaking and justice, increasing their capacity to participate in conflict resolution and peacebuilding efforts and in post-conflict decision-making. As one of the IPJ's flagship programs, the Women PeaceMakers Program seeks to project awardees as experts and advocates in gendered peacebuilding processes locally, regionally and internationally.
The University of San Diego was given a 2011 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award from NAFSA: Association of International Educators, in recognition of the IPJ's Women PeaceMakers Program.
The Women PeaceMakers Program received the 2011 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association of San Diego.