Women PeaceMakers

Women PeaceMakers Program

The Women PeaceMakers Program offers a unique opportunity for women building peace to engage in a cycle of learning, practice, and reflection through participation in a 12-month Fellowship. The internationally-renowned Women PeaceMakers Program is honoring 17 years of documenting the diverse roles women play in peacebuilding. Knowing the power of women’s full participation in peace and security decision-making to building more durable peace, the Women PeaceMakers Fellowship aims to build stronger, more effective collaborations between women peacebuilders from conflict-affected communities and their international partners.

2019-2020 Area of Focus and Selection Criteria: 

Strengthening Funding Partnerships Between Local Women Peacebuilders and International Funders


Four Women PeaceMakers and four individuals, who represent international non-governmental organizations, will be selected as a cohort to build mutual learning and stronger partnerships between women peacebuilders and international organizations who are working to end cycles of violence.

During the 12-month Fellowship, the program will focus on Pillar II of the Kroc IPJ’s Peace Partnership Compact: Equitable Funding Partnerships, to strengthen and build more effective partnerships between local and global peacebuilders.

Women PeaceMakers Fellow

For 2019, the focus of the Program is on strengthening Funding Partnerships Between Local Women Peacebuilders and International Funders

Applicants for the Women PeaceMakers 2019-2020 Fellowship must have the following qualifications:

  1. Have worked for 5-10+ years as a peacebuilder and have worked directly in their local peacebuilding contexts;
  2. Demonstrates peacebuilding/peacemaking skills and attitudes;
  3. Be in a position to participate in all activities during the 12-month fellowship and apply what is learned at the conclusion of the residency program;
  4. Has worked directly with an international or national funder;
  5. Demonstrate local credibility and a strong social network within her country/community of practice;
  6. Speak sufficient English to relate personal experiences;
  7. This year we are looking to select both international and American (from the United States) Women PeaceMakers.

Four Women PeaceMakers will participate in the following activities from September 2019 to September 2020:

  • Residency
  • Learning Lab
  • Local/Global Peacebuilding Change Project
  • Network


2019-2020 Women PeaceMakers Fellowship

Applications for 2019-2020 Women PeaceMakers Programs are now closed, thank you all that applied. For those who missed this year's opportunity, please keep your eyes open for the application to open again in Spring 2020.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Bradshaw
Program Officer for Women PeaceMakers Program
(619) 260-4189