Women PeaceMakers

About our Women PeaceMakers Fellowship: Each year, the Women PeaceMakers Fellowship brings together four women peacebuilders and leading international peacebuilding organizations. Together, this cohort conducts applied research that builds mutual learning, more effective partnerships, and strengthens peacebuilding practice and policy.

Additionally, through this 12-month opportunity, selected Fellows:

  • Learn from and with other leading Fellows and the Kroc School’s team
  • Gain new skills, perspectives and innovative approaches to peacebuilding
  • Expand their professional peacebuilding networks
  • Drive forward vital peacebuilding research that focuses on shifting practice and policy

Since 2002, 70+ women from 35+ countries have completed this Fellowship. 

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WPM 2020 Flyer

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Meet the 2020-2021 Women PeaceMakers

Liberata Mulamula Liberata Mulamula Tanzania

Liberata is a recognized local, regional and international leader in peacebuilding and diplomacy. Liberata is a founding member of FemWise Africa, the African Union-United Nations African Women Leaders Network, and formerly served as Tanzanian Ambassador to the US.

Slava Shikh Hasan Slava Shikh Hasan Syria

Slava is an emerging leader who has worked in a variety of political, peacebuilding and humanitarian roles throughout her budding career as a peacebuilder. Slava brings experience working directly with refugees and internally displaced persons in Turkey and Syria.

Muna Luqman Muna Luqman Yemen

Muna is an activist for women, peace, and security issues in Yemen and globally, advocating for women’s involvement in peace processes. Muna is Chair of Food4Humanity and is leading humanitarian response efforts in Yemen with that foundation and the Water4Peace Initiative.

Nesreen Barwari Nesreen Barwari Iraq/Kurdistan

Nesreen is a leader in humanitarian relief, good governance and conflict resolution. Nesreen’s focus on peacebuilding via good governance practices, relief programs and education has impacted the private, public, non-profit, and academic sector in Iraq.

The 2020 Women PeaceMakers Focus

Each year the Women PeaceMakers Fellowship has a research focus. To ensure this focus aligns closely with the real-time peacebuilding needs of the WPS field, the Kroc IPJ surveys its network of local women peacebuilders. Based on the outcomes of this survey, this year's research focus is:

How can international peacebuilding organizations better partner with local women peacebuilders to address the closing spaces and increased insecurity women are currently facing when working to end cycles of violence?

The Journey Doesn’t End There...