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2011 Women PeaceMakers Program Now Accepting Applications for Women Peace Makers and Peace Writers

Women PeaceMaker Application Deadline: June 1, 2011
Peace Writer Application Deadline: June 15, 2011

For more information about the program and an application please visit the IPJ web site or contact Jennifer Freeman, Women PeaceMakers Program Officer, at jenfreeman(at)sandiego.edu

2011 Women PeaceMakers Program

The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) at the University of San Diego, California, is currently accepting applications for its Women PeaceMakers Program (WPM). The WPM program is designed for leaders from conflict-affected countries around the world who are transforming conflict and assuring gender-inclusion in post conflict recovery through in human rights advocacy and peace building efforts they lead. These are women whose stories and best practices will be shared internationally; they are women who will have a respite from the frontlines work they do.

* Four Women PeaceMakers are selected each year to spend two months in residence at the Institute. They will receive a small stipend while having their unique peacemaking stories documented, through both film and narratives that will be available to inspire others around the world. Women PeaceMakers in residence will have the opportunity to engage with the community through a series of public panels and to meet with other activists and leaders involved in human rights, political action and peacemaking efforts.

* Four Peace Writers are selected each year to document the stories of Women PeaceMakers for publication. Writers will interview the Women and engage in extensive research to become familiar with the histories of their conflicts and peacemaking efforts.

* Residency dates are September 10 - November 5 for Peace Makers and September 6 - November 23 for Peace Writers.

Jennifer Freeman, M.A.
Women PeaceMakers Program Officer
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
Phone: (619) 260-7569
Fax: (619) 260-7570

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