Women PeaceMakers

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Begin quote "Why are there no women at the peace table?” asked a Woman PeaceMaker from the Philippines to a group of male negotiators. "We could not find one.” They replied.

Research shows that one of the most powerful tools we have to transform peace accords from empty promises to lasting agreements is the meaningful inclusion of women. Yet too often, women leaders are ignored or excluded from both formal and informal peace processes.The Kroc IPJ seeks out and highlights the strategies and stories of women peacemakers, in order to challenge the assumption that women are not capable of peacemaking and to strengthen their advocacy. We also form and grow networks of these women across the globe to deepen efforts for peacebuilding in communities on local and global levels.

Women PeaceMakers Program |  Women Waging Peace

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Women PeaceMakers Program

International peace efforts often fail.
We need to learn how to do better.

We believe that strengthening collaborations between expert “insiders” to these conflicts — specifically women peacemakers — and “outsiders” supporting peace efforts, can transform how we do peacebuilding. The Women PeaceMakers Program offers a unique, 10-month fellowship focused on strengthening and improving peace efforts around the world through building an engaged community of peacemakers from conflict-affected communities and international peace partners looking to enhance their ability to end cycles of violence.

Over the course of the fellowship, the cohort of eight will engage in an active learning community with in-person residencies and a virtual learning exchange to explore successes and challenges to their work ending cycles of violence. Using critical reflection and co-created learning, the cohort will design shared commitments for stronger, more effective collaboration on key issues.

 The fellowship includes a seven-week residency in the fall, held at the Kroc IPJ. During this time each Woman PeaceMaker will work closely with a Peace Researcher, who will document her peacebuilding journey and the methods and strategies she uses in her work.

See the 2018 Women PeaceMakers

For more information, please contact

Jennifer Bradshaw
(619) 260-4189

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Women Waging Peace

Peace is stronger with women. Women are stronger together.

The Women Waging Peace Network at the Kroc IPJ is a network of more than 1,000 women peacemakers from around the world. It identifies just a fraction of the women who could be called upon to serve as negotiators, experts, advocates, policymakers, and in so many other roles needed in peace processes.

The Women Waging Peace Network was founded by U.S. Ambassador Swanee Hunt, and developed into a preeminent global network of women leaders that it is today by Hunt Alternatives and the Institute for Inclusive Security.

The Network now resides at the Kroc IPJ, as Inclusive Security continues to pursue strategies for global advocacy to ensure women inform and influence U.S. and international policy agendas on women, peace, and security.

The Kroc IPJ provides opportunities to foster learning and connect members meaningfully within the Network, and integrate their leadership models and strategies into Kroc IPJ’s learning and practice.

To search for a peacemaker from a specific country, or discover and learn from a member of the Network — leaders in peacemaking and human rights who are government officials, representatives of nongovernmental organizations and civil society movements, scholars and educators, businesspeople, and journalists - view our database.


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For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Bradshaw
(619) 260-4189