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Peace through Mentorship

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*We are currently accepting applications!*

Peace X Peace calls on women from all over the world who have experience in peacebuilding to apply to be a mentor or mentee for our spring session!

Session dates are as follows:

March 11- April 28

Mentors are asked to commit 30-40 minutes each week (for a duration of 8 weeks) to the program.  Complete our mentor application form.

Mentees are asked to commit 30-40 minutes each week (for a duration of 8 weeks) to the program. Complete our mentee application form.

Mission

This program is designed to foster a network of professional relationships between young women seeking to build peace and advance through their chosen professions and older women who seek to share their wisdom and experience. Mentors will be asked to provide mentees with guidance on career choices, answer questions about professional development, assist with developing resumes and finding internships and other opportunities, and instill in the mentee a sense of urgency and passion for peace and women’s rights. We want to ensure that the next generation of women are able to carry the torch for peace and empowerment by learning from the wisdom of those who have gone before them.  As it is becoming increasingly important to empower women to stand for peace, this program is offering the chance for young women to gain extra support to be able to make a big difference

Time Commitment

We ask mentors and mentees to commit to 30 minutes every week for two months. We recommend that calls/skype be 30 minutes each week on the same day and at the same time. Pairs will communicate their weekly meeting time with our mentorship coordinator prior to the first meeting. The pair can continue on after the initial time period, but consistency at the beginning is important to develop a rapport and to help the mentee develop specific plans and next steps.

Program

Matching: The matching will be done by us through an application process in which we will pair the most compatible mentor with a mentee. This will be based on the five criteria for the different categories as well as those who fit our mission at Peace X Peace.  Once the pairs are made there will be an initial phone call with our Mentorship Coordinator and the mentor/mentee to introduce them and get them acquainted with what is going to happen.

From then on we will pose a suggested conversation starter/question for each meeting to ensure they are getting something out of the partnership and have focused conversations. At the end of the program there will be an evaluation questionnaire to see what they both got out of it and see what can be improved

Mentoring Categories

1) Peace Media

Women everywhere are successfully using media to promote peace and women’s empowerment. This mentor will be in the media profession, someone who has experience with publications, video, radio, television, or social media. She will mentor young women who are interested in gaining skills in one of the above-listed fields.

2) Peacebuilding/Mediation

This category is specifically for women who work in peacebuilding, mediation, conflict resolution, or international relations. Women in this field are on the frontlines of the peace movement and will be able to mentor young women who seek to enter these fields.

3) Peace Arts and Peace Education

Peacebuilding pioneer Johan Galtung defines peace as nonviolence plus empathy and creativity. Mentors in this category will be artists whose work builds peace, peace educators, peace-minded mental health professionals, and experts in Nonviolent communication.  Mentors will share their strategies for building peace through education and the arts with young women seeking to do the same.

4) Connection Point (Arab, Muslim, Western)

In 2011 Peace X Peace started the Connection Point project, which seeks to break down stereotypes and other barriers between Arab, Muslim, and mainstream Western women. A Connection Point mentor will be an Arab or Muslim woman mentoring a young Western woman or a Western professional mentoring a young Arab or Muslim woman. Their relationship will build peace while the young woman gains the guidance she needs in her chosen career path.

5) Entrepreneurs/Professionals

This is a broad category that can include most professions and business areas. We are seeking professional women with an affinity for peace in their daily lives, whether or not it is the focus of their work. This woman will be able to guide young women seeking a career in the same field who want to make room for their passion for peace in the bustling corporate world.

If you have any questions, please contact our Mentorship Coordinator, Nawal Rajeh at mentorship@peacexpeace.org.

Please note: Because this is a program focused on women’s professional development, we will not consider applications from men. 

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32 Comments to “Peace through Mentorship”
  1. Keep passing it forward!

  2. Thank you for the good work you are doing may you please make a link to our website.

  3. Parween says:

    I want to become a member

  4. achut says:

    Love from jesus
    for working together in Nepal

  5. Mukhuta Muhiana John says:

    peace ,love and unity from world peace foundation
    DR congo AFRICA

  6. Amelia Jimmeh says:

    I wish to attend your mentoring along with 1 staff from our women empowerment and development program inc. liberia.

    Thanks.

  7. Caroline says:

    Thanks Amelia – if you and your colleague are interested in the mentorship program, please apply using the application forms found above. We look forward to hearing from you!

  8. Cara says:

    Hi, I am having a problem…I don’t know where to submit or email my Mentee (doc) application.

    Thanks for your time,
    Cara

  9. Caroline says:

    To be considered, please send your application, along with a resume, to our Mentorship Coordinator, Abby Smith at mentorship@peacexpeace.org.

  10. Tara says:

    Hi, I see I missed the January 25th application… when is the next time I can submit my application to be a mentee?

    Thank you.

  11. I would love to help you by becoming a mentor. God bless you and Thank you for this opportunities

    Peace

    ———
    Marie Claudine Mukamabano
    Rwandan genocide-orphan survivor
    Ambassador for Peace
    Founder/CEO
    KUKI NDIHO/WHY DO I EXIST RWANDA ORPHANS SUPPORT PROJECT
    Creator/Host
    Rwandan Orphans Peace Day Convention: “A DAY FOR PEACE, A DAY FOR CELEBRATION FOR ORPHANS OF RWANDA” Conference at Columbia University in New York City,USA & Kigali Rwanda in Africa
    http://www.whydoiexist.org
    Tel : 347 465 4045

  12. Fuseini Ayisha says:

    Hi
    I am Fuseini Ayisha from Ghana who is intresting you programm will like to call me 0242009874
    thank you

  13. Fuseini Ayisha says:

    it is realy good to come out help woman in higih position

  14. Abby Smith says:

    The next opportunity to Apply to be mentored will be June 1, 2012. Please subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date with our programs.

    If you are interested in being a MENTOR you can still apply until February 3, 2012. Please fill out the application above and email it to mentorship@peacexpeace.org

  15. thank you so much please i would like to be involved.
    thanks

  16. Grace says:

    Thia is a nice initiative, please keep it up!

  17. sophiya hamida says:

    Great work. I would love to be a mentor. Will submit my app soon..keep up the good work ..women power !!

  18. Thuso Benedictor Masuge says:

    i want to join your mentoring programme.I am from Botswana in Africa.

  19. I definitely would want to be a member of the mentor-ship team from Malawi. I can best fit under the Entrepreneurship part as the area I am skilled at. Iam aware that I am a MAN, do you think works out rather are you gender specific in your considerations?
    I wait for your feedback

  20. Shahzadi Asma Toorkham says:

    hi Respected the team of pxp.
    i just come to know from my friend about peacexpeace
    i wanna be the member of ur that great work as i m a girl of 23 years old from pakistan.
    i m waiting ur responce on my that mailing id
    turkham_nice@yahoo.com

  21. Milet Mendoza says:

    Dear Friends,

    This is a wonderful online peace mentorship program. Truly relevant and important to reach out and be in touch.

    I congratulate you for this undertaking and I hope that it is going well.

    All the best!

    Milet Mendoza
    Humanitarian and PeaceWorker
    Philippines

  22. Hi, I would be glad to be a member of this great team to build even a a greater team. Would be glad to hear from you on chiwonet@gmail.com.

    Thank you.

  23. NIBIZI Emmanuel says:

    Hi, I would be happy to be a member of this great team to build even a greater team.
    I am a member of CODR UBUNTU association in Burundi. That CODR UBUNTU cares after the indigenous persons touched by the war.

  24. Arundhoti says:

    I would love to work on your project.

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  26. mairead says:

    I want to be a mentee! What a great program. Will I be able to apply for 2013?

  27. Like on network blogs ~ Huguette En

  28. Rukh sultan says:

    i would to work on your project i love peace great work

  29. Rukh sultan says:

    i would like to work on your project

  30. Adah Mbah says:

    Woman you are the most superior of all God’s creations, you give life, love and meaning to the world, you deserve to be called ‘Queen of the world’.
    Thanks for the wonderful work you have done and still doing to create awareness in the world. Keep the spirit and God will bless you all abundantly.
    I have a little worry of when the March 11- April 28 Session for the mentees is beginning because i have applied and I don’t know it being carried out.

  31. girl you are born with a purpose,vision is for one,thereafter a million followers.great work keep me posted am too in peace building.

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