The Canadian School of Peacebuilding is an institute of Canadian Mennonite University. It will be running the course Women and Peacebuilding from June 25-29, 2012. This course is one of the most requested courses over the history of the Canadian School of Peacebuilding. When asked to offer a course on Women and Peacebuilding, we knew we wanted to involve Anna Snyder (Manitoba), our own faculty member at Canadian Mennonite University’s Menno Simons College. Anna has been teaching, researching and writing about women’s peace organizations, women refugees and peacebuilding, and conflict among peacemakers. This is her area of expertise and passion. Joining her will be Ouyporn Khuankaew (Thailand), a Buddhist, feminist peace trainer who has been working with activists in South and Southeast Asia since 1995. In 2002 Ouyporn co-founded International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice (IWP) which runs its own center and works with activists in Burma, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. This collaboration of instructors will offer participants a rich overview of both theoretical and practical contributions that women have made to peacebuilding around the world. For more information about this course or any others being offered this summer please visit our website at