2019-2020 Women PeaceMakers Fellowship (Deadline to apply is April 22, 2019) - Joan B Kroc Institute for Peace and and Justice at the University of San Diego (California, USA)

Women PeaceMakers Applicants

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.

Peace Researcher

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 bring on an American (from the United States) Women PeaceMaker - such applicants are highly encouraged to apply.


Women PeaceMakers Residency October 5 - November 23, 2019

Location: Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
Selected Women PeaceMakers participate in a 6-week residency at the University of San Diego. To complement the work PeaceMakers are doing with their International Partners, they will: work together with a peace researcher to map the methods used and challenges faced when engaging in national and subnational peace negotiations; share peacebuilding experiences with faculty, students and community members at the University of San Diego; live with three Fellow Women PeaceMakers, while sharing with and learning from one another’s peacemaking journeys; and, cultivate a reflective peacebuilding practice in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes new learning and an authentic exchange of ideas.

Learning Lab
1 week in October 2019

Location: Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
During the Residency, Women PeaceMakers and International Partners will convene at the Kroc IPJ for a multi day session. Through a shared understanding and a deep analysis of the issues, the team will contribute to the Kroc IPJ Partnership Compact, which presents gender-sensitive policy recommendations and principles that international organizations, UN agencies and women peacebuilders can adopt. The Kroc IPJ Partnership Compact focuses on the identification and adoption of strategies to build more effective collaboration. 

Local - Global Peacebuilding Change Project
June - July 2020

Location: Home Country & Virtual Monthly Check-ins with WPM Program Officer
During the Local-Global Partnership Change Project, International Partners and Women PeaceMakers will put the project plan they mapped out during the Learning Lab into practice. During this time research will also be conducted to capture key learnings and insights around this partnership’s project. This research will be leveraged to inform a greater advocacy effort the Kroc IPJ is driving forward on national and international levels to build more equitable funding partnerships.


2019-2020 Women PeaceMakers Fellowship

Deadline to apply is April 22, 2019.
For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Bradshaw
Program Officer for Women PeaceMakers Program
(619) 260-4189

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