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Living Peace Conference Closing Day 2016
Creators of Peace
Engaging women in their role as creators of peace at every level of society

Creators of Peace

Living Peace, Creators of Peace, logoThe 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). In 2016, the 25th anniversary of CoP was celebrated in Caux through the 'Living Peace' conference.

 

Current News

Amina Dikedi-AjakaijeThe International governance team is now complete with the election of the executive officers having been conducted in January.  The new President is Amina Dikedi- Ajakaiye. For list and bios see http://www.iofc.org/cop-international-coordination-team'

 

 

Woman outdoor smilingCreators of Peace Retreat Weekend, Caux, 4 - 7 May 2017
Are you taking leadership for peace, in your community or professional role? Do you work with an NGO involved in reconciliation, development or humanitarian projects? Would you like space for reflection and refreshment? We invite you to a leadership retreat weekend for women who are engaged in peacebuilding. 

 

Monday, 20 March, 2017
CoP workshop in Cameroon

CoP Ambassador Daphrose Ntarataze, CoP's new President Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye, Executive Officer Kate Monkhouse and women from Rwanda, Burundi, DRC, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Switzerland and host country Cameroon gathered in the capital city of Yaounde for a three-day gathering that focused on the renewal of spirit and resources of the African Francophone CoP teams.

Thursday, 23 February, 2017
Peace Circle in Zimbabwe

This report on the work of Creators of Peace in Zimbabwe has been complied by Talia Smith, UK, who accompanied the CoP team on the ground in February this year. Photos by Adelaide Mhunduru.

Monday, 12 December, 2016
Creators of Peace in Romania participants

Eight women from Romania, Ukraine, Albania and Sweden took part in a Creators of Peace Circle held at a pottery in Baia Sprie, Romania.

Thursday, 08 December, 2016
Living Peace song rehearsal,Caux Aug 2016

In song, in words and on film - some glimpses of the riches of the Living Peace conference at Caux in August, celebrating 25 years of Creators of Peace.

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016
CoP International Coordination Team 2016

Our international co-ordinators come from different countries and together have oversight of the work of Creators of Peace throughout the world, to support our facilitation and training work, as well as to assure the good governance of our resources. They were elected in August 2016 at our Annual General Assembly.

Wednesday, 05 October, 2016
First Creators of Peace Circle in Sri Lanka

The first two Creators of Peace Circles in Sri Lanka took place in the Northern Province in the first two weeks of September 2016. The ground for these Circles was prepared by two Sri Lankans, Shashika and Wimarshana, who have been trained over the past two years in India through working with the programme IfL (Initiatives of Change for Life). They returned to Sri Lanka in July to work for the healing and reconciliation of their war–affected country.

Friday, 23 September, 2016
‘One for all and all for one’. Women power showing the way.

Following the two days Tools for Change training session in Timor Leste, the participants attended two separate programmes - Creators of Peace for 13 women and Initiators of Peace for 11 men. Here is a report of the Creators of Peace workshop.

Friday, 23 September, 2016
Patrick Santa Maria

Following the two days Tools for Change training session in Timor Leste, the participants attended two separate programmes. Dr Robert Chen, Haridas and Patrick Santa Maria took on the challenging task of conducting the Creators of Peace session for men - one of the first times that such a programme was conducted for men!

Sunday, 18 September, 2016
Peace One Day

Some suggestions to inspire us to take action in support of the International Day of Peace, a day dedicated each year by the United Nations to the cessation of violence.

Wednesday, 14 September, 2016

The call to CoP was to facilitate a Peace Circle (PC) for 15 men, between the ages of 17 and 44 years from 6th - 8th June. They came from different Coloured (mixed race) communities in and around Soweto. The hope was that the PC could support their recovery and healing journey also equip them with methods and tools to grow spiritually and to walk the talk.

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