Young Women Peace Makers Summer Camps

Are you a young woman between 15 and 35 years of age?  Do you want to strengthen your  peacemaking skills and develop your understanding of women’s contribution to peacebuilding? Are you willing to commit to working a few hours per month for peace over the next year?  If you answered yes to these questions, we invite you to fill out the application form or contact the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace office at (416) 603-7915 or by email info@vowpeace.org

We invite young women from a diversity of backgrounds to apply.   What matters most is your interest and enthusiasm for raising your voice for peace!

Participants will learn the history of women’s role in peacebuilding and the track record of change under UN Resolution 1325.  Camp sessions will include tools for conflict analysis and creative conflict resolution skills, as well as training in an interactive play reading dialogue format.  We ask participants to commit to organizing two events in their campus or in their community in the coming year.  This could include a play reading of 1325: the Key to Peace, which will be part of the camp experience. Participants are invited to take part in follow up conference calls on a monthly basis over the coming year, to summer of 2013.  Our goal is to support young women who anticipate staying involved in peacebuilding work with Voice of Women for Peace.  Participants may receive  additional funding support to participate in the VOW AGM and conference this fall, (in November) and/or to attend the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women next March. 

Please go to our website vowpeace.org and fill out the application form and send by email to info@vowpeace.org or by post to Voice of Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, 761 Queen Street West, Suite 203, Toronto, ON, M6J 1G1

Applications must be received not later than June 15, 2012

 Sunday, August 19th – Wednesday, August 22nd  in Ontario

Camp Neekaunis, Sturgeon Bay, near Waubaushene, ON  http://neekaunis.org/.
Cost is on a sliding scale of $75 to  $150.00 including all meals and accommodation and transportation from Toronto. Note: value of camp is $250.  We can offer subsidized spaces thanks to the generous support of the Canadian Auto Workers.