4 May 2020

2020-2021 Women PeaceMakers Fellowship

The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, University of San Diego, is pleased to announced the 2020-2021 Women PeaceMakers Fellowship. The fellowship offers a unique opportunity for local women peacebuilders to engage in a cycle of learning, practice, research and strengthening of peacebuilding partnerships through participation in a 12-month fellowship. Knowing the power of women’s participation in peace and security decision-making, the Women PeaceMaker fellowship aims to drive forward stronger, more effective collaborations between women peacebuilders from conflict-affected communities and international partner organizations. By co-developing evidence based and data driven solutions, the women and international organizations who are at the center of our most serious peacebuilding challenges demonstrate why they are best positioned to influence positive change.  

Through the 12-month fellowship with the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, selected Fellows will:

  • Learn from and with other leading Fellows and the Kroc School’s team (to see examples of past Fellows)
  • 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

Applicants of the Fellowship must:

  • Have worked for 10+ years as a peacebuilder and have worked directly in their local peacebuilding contexts
  • Demonstrate peacebuilding/peacemaking skills and attitudes
  • 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 
  • Have worked directly with an international peacebuilding organizations on this year's focus (see above)
  • Demonstrate local credibility and a strong social network within her country/community of practice
  • Speak sufficient English to relate personal experiences

The deadline to apply has been extended to 1 June 2020. Click here to apply.