Creators of Peace

The Creators of Peace (CoP) initiative was launched in 1991 at the Initiatives of Change conference centre in Caux, Switzerland by the Hon Anna Abdallah Msekwa of Tanzania, a respected politician and leader of her country’s women’s organizations. In her inaugural speech, she urged everyone to 'create peace wherever we are, in our hearts, our homes, our workplace and our community. We all pretend that someone else is the stumbling block…Could that someone be myself?'

CoP is now a global network of people working on different continents through Creators of Peace Circles, workshops, personal encounters, community building activities and international conferences - Caux, Switzerland ’91 and ’94, India 2001, Uganda 2005 and Australia 2009. A delegation attended the UN Women’s Conference in Beijing (1995).

Current News

Wednesday, 30 September, 2015
Creators of Peace Circles in Mali

Invited by 'Women in Law and Development in Africa-Mali' (WILDAF-Mali), Creators of Peace President, Daphrose Ntarataze and Burundian colleague Marthe Mukerabirori, made two visits to Mali in recent months to facilitate Creators of Peace Circles for 52 women from the north and south of the country. The theme under which the Circles were held was, 'Space for dialogue and inclusive exchanges between women from Mali'.

Tuesday, 22 September, 2015
The ladies were excited to receive their certificates

On 18 August Creators of Peace Circle facilitators, Angie Katito and Adelaide Mhunduru, conducted follow up sessions for two Peace Circles held in Mkoba suburbs.

Thursday, 10 September, 2015
Creators of Peace in Delhi

Two Indian Airline companies – Spice Jet and Jet Airways – flew five Kashmiri women activists from Srinagar to Delhi and back free of charge for the Creators of Peace Circle being held in India in August. This, they said, was their contribution to ‘an initiative serving women’s empowerment’. From Afghanistan to villages in India – Creators of Peace Circles are getting underway.

Friday, 28 August, 2015
Walk for Peace rally

The Creators of Peace team in Kenya had the honour to be among the invited guests for the official closing event of the 'Champions walk for peace', which brought together 25 top athletes who walked for 22 days and covered 823kms across seven counties in the troubled North Rift Kenya.

Tuesday, 14 July, 2015
Mountain House

In the framework of the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security, Daphrose Ntaratze Barampama, President of Creators of Peace, and Angelo Barampama arranged a workshop about Creators of Peace (CoP) on Saturday 11 July 2015.

Monday, 13 July, 2015
Creators of Peace in Caux 2015

The Caux Conference Centre in Switzerland hosted a week, from 3 to 8 July 2015, dedicated to discussing governance, its structures and the human factors that can enable leaders and citizens to develop an inclusive and democratic approach.

Thursday, 25 June, 2015

‘The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart, and the most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace,’ said one of the 16 women who attended the “what creates or destroys peace” session. It proved to be a major turning point for her during the Creators of Peace Circles in Kitale- Trans-Zoia County-Kenya on 12-14 May.

Thursday, 25 June, 2015

The Creators of Peace (CoP) Kenya team had another opportunity to meet and interact with 14 women that had gone through the intensive three days CoP training in Kisumu County in 2014. The interaction was during a follow- up session that took place on the 13 June, at the Shauri Moyo Baptist Church in Kisumu.

Thursday, 25 June, 2015

‘Creators of Peace Circles revived my dead energy’ said Pamela Ndalo who was among the 15 participants who took part in the first follow-up meeting in Huruma estate, Nairobi in May. Of the 15 participants invited from various CoP trainings that were done between 2013 to 2015, four of them were men who through their sharing, proved that CoP can work for men too.

Wednesday, 24 June, 2015
Peace Circle, Brazil 2015

A group of young women who despite their age have already suffered so much and carry the consequences of their wrong decisions, found something different on a Creators of Peace Circle.