The new Women PeaceMakers program will offer a unique fellowship for peacebuilders, focused on strengthening and improving peace efforts around the world.
Application Deadline: 31st May 2017
To be taken at (country): Institute for Peace and Justice at the Kroc School at the University of San Diego.
About the Award: International peace efforts often fail. We need to learn how to do better. Building on 15 years of the Women PeaceMakers program, 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. During the 10-month fellowship, the program will focus on the question:
How can Women PeaceMakers and international partners build more effective local-global collaborations in their peacebuilding efforts to engage the security sector?
Selection Criteria: Participants will be selected based on their work with the security sector (police, military and other security forces) to advance peacebuilding, human security and women’s rights in local contexts
Number of Awards: 8
Value of Program: Over a 10-month 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 the program’s established methodologies of critical reflection and co-created learning, the cohort will design shared commitments for stronger, more effective collaboration on key issues.
Duration of Program: 10 months
How to Apply: Interested candidates can apply here
Award Provider: Kroc School, University of San Diego.