Excerpts from Interview
- “…people focus on the domestic roles of women and we do so much more than that!”
- “Just because young girls are considered ready for marriage that doesn’t mean they are ready to have children!”
- “The Women Peacemakers’ work can inform so much towards international understanding, especially about women and security.”
In this interview, you will hear from Ret. US Marine Corps Officer Kyleanne Hunter, who is a peace researcher at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at USD (IPJ). She is a woman of many talents who will inspire you with her comments on a variety of important issues. The interview takes place at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego.
More About The IPJ Peace Researchers
Since 2003, the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) at the University of San Diego has welcomed four women peacemakers each year from around the world.
The women reside at the University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies for two months. During this time, the peace researchers work with them to map and examine peacebuilding methods in engaging the security sector, and produce individual research briefs and through a comparative analysis.
Monica McWilliams, Chief Commissioner, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission comments on the importance of this program:
“You are writing women into history. You are making sure their stories are not forgotten. You are making sure those stories are passed on to the next generation.”