A major in Peace and Justice Studies provides students training that will serve them in a variety of careers and programs of advanced study. Students are encouraged to discuss their interests with the faculty in the program. In addition, Wellesley College's Center for Work and Service offers career counseling, for-profit and non-profit recruiting processes for seniors, stipends for internships, and fellowship advising. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many services of the Center for Work and Service throughout their Wellesley careers.
Here are some Internet links to organizations of potential interest to Peace and Justice Studies majors.
Amnesty International is a worldwide campaign that works to promote all the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international standards. In particular, Amnesty International campaigns to free all prisoners of conscience; ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners; abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners; end political killings and "disappearances"; and oppose human rights abuses by opposition groups. Amnesty International has around a million members and supporters in 162 countries and territories. Activities range from public demonstrations to letter-writing, from human rights education to fundraising concerts, from individual appeals on a particular case to global campaigns on a particular issue.
ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations)
News, declarations, and trade data for member nations.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was established in 1910 in Washington, D.C., with a gift from Andrew Carnegie. As a tax-exempt nonprofit organization, the Endowment conducts programs of research, discussion, publication, and education in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
Corporate Watch provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe. Corporate watch talks with people who are directly affected by corporate abuses as well as with others fighting for corporate accountability, human rights, social and environmental justice. As part of the independent media, Corporate Watch is free of corporate sponsorship.
Fellowship of Reconciliation
The Fellowship of Reconciliation seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice. It is an interfaith organization committed to active nonviolence as a transforming way of life and as a means of radical change. The Fellowship of Reconciliation educates, trains, build coalitions, and engages in nonviolent and compassionate actions locally, nationally, and globally.
Global Exchange is a human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political, and social justice around the world. The organization has been striving to increase global awareness among the US public while building international partnerships around the world.
Global Fund for Women
An international organization focusing on rights of women and issues including domestic violence, literacy, economic development, and international trafficking in women.
Compendium of links to nongovernmental organizations concerned with development, human rights, humanitarian assistance, and the environment.
Information on social equity in economic development, governance, and conflict resolution, from a Canadian NGO.
Rainforest Action Network
Since it was founded in 1985, the Rainforest Action Network has been working to protect tropical rainforests and the human rights of those living in and around those forests. From the beginning, the Network has played a key role in strengthening the worldwide rainforest conservation movement through supporting activists in tropical countries as well as organizing and mobilizing consumers and community action groups throughout the United States.
The UN and its family of organizations work to promote respect for human rights, protect the environment, fight disease, foster development and reduce poverty. UN agencies define the standards for safe and efficient transport by air and sea, help improve telecommunications and enhance consumer protection, work to ensure respect for intellectual property rights and coordinate allocation of radio frequencies. The United Nations leads the international campaigns against drug trafficking and terrorism. Throughout the world, the UN and its agencies assist refugees and set up program to clear landmines, help improve the quality of drinking water and expand food production, make loans to developing countries and help stabilize financial markets.
UNIFEM promotes women's empowerment and gender equality. It works to ensure the participation of women in all levels of development planning and practice, and acts as a catalyst within the UN system, supporting efforts that link the needs and concerns of women to all critical issues on the national, regional and global agendas. UNIFEM focuses its work at the country level within the context of the United Nations Resident Coordinator System. Playing a strong advocacy role, the Fund concentrates on fostering a multilateral policy dialogue on women's empowerment.
U.S. Department of Labor
Has an A-Z Index and a list of subtopics supplying information "to raise public awareness and understanding os the child labor issue."
United States Institute for Peace
Conducts research to promote peaceful resolution of international conflicts. Research projects and policy studies deal with virtual diplomacy, rule of law, and human rights.
United States Department of State
Policy statements, reports, and press releases.
News, policy papers, and reports from the US agency concerned with economic development and humanitarian assistance.
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Founded in 1915 to protest the war then raging in Europe, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom aims to bring together women of different political and philosophical conviction, united in their determination to study and make known and help abolish the political, social, economic and psychological causes of war and to work for a constructive peace.