The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders is pleased to announce its third annual Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders. Launched in 2015, the Fellowship aims to support the development of young women peacebuilders. Further, ensure that more young people share Cora’s vision for sustainable peace and gender equality. Also, as strong and integral parts of our global culture.
Moreover, The Cora Weiss Fellowship was established to honor Cora Weiss, a long time peace and social justice leader and activist. Weiss is a supporter of the United Nations, an early member of Women Strike for Peace (WSP), serving on its national board from 1961-1973. She was a leader in the anti-Vietnam war movement in the United States. Further, She was the co-chair and director of the Committee of Liaison (COL) with Families of Servicemen Detained in North Vietnam from 1969-1972.
Additionally, As part of this group Weiss organized the exchange of mail between Prisoners of War (POW) in Vietnam and their families. Weiss and the COL arranged for the return of some POWs. She was the president and a co-founder of The Hague Appeal for Peace. She was also the president of the International Peace Bureau from 2000-2006. Weiss was one of the civil society drafters of the groundbreaking UNSCR 1325. Further, She is the recipient of numerous peace awards from around the world.
To be eligible for the Cora Weiss Fellowship, applicants must meet the following criteria: