In many countries over the world, women have waged peace to challenge systemic oppressions and build societies that are reflective of women’s voices, and in fact, all voices. Moved by the desire for change, and often even willing to put themselves at risk, these women have paved the way for societal change focused on peace, justice, and freedom. With the assistance of narratives from the Women’s PeaceMakers program at the University of San Diego (San Diego, California), we can come to know some of these women and understand their stories. This chapter shares the findings from a pilot study that helps to understand the work of these Women PeaceMakers through the lens of the Integral Perspective of Peace Leadership (McIntyre Miller & Green, 2015). It also offers recommendations for others engaging in the leadership and followership work of creating, sustaining, and actualizing a movement with particular attention paid to the modern United States-based Me Too and Time’s Up™ movements.
The authors would like to thank the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice and its Women PeaceMaker Program for access to the narratives and the ongoing support for this research.
Miznah Omair Alomair: I would like to thank Whitney McIntyre Miller, PhD for the opportunity to co-author this chapter.
Miller, W. and Alomair, M. (2019), "Peace Leadership for Sustainable Change: Lessons from Women PeaceMakers", Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st Century (Building Leadership Bridges, Vol. 8), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 227-243. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2058-880120190000008014Download as .RIS
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