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).
Monday, 17 February, 2014
Creators of Peace activities across the world - wrapping up Creators of Peace Circles for 2013, with news from Brazil, New Zealand, Cameroon and Burundi.
Wednesday, 12 February, 2014
Iman Al Ghafari, English teacher and Creators of Peace Coordinator in Syria, has persistently and consistently worked to keep peace alive in the hearts and lives of those she lives and works with in Damascus. She uses Peace Circles, teaching assignments, informal interactions and courageous initiatives such as taking seven Syrian women on a day trip into Lebanon to expose them to something new.
Tuesday, 4 February, 2014
‘Peace Begins with us’ said Mrs Goretti Bukombi, the Chairperson of Creators of Peace (CoP), Uganda in her opening remarks at the workshop in Kampala in November 2013.
Monday, 28 October, 2013
Kate Monkhouse, Treasurer of Creators of Peace (CoP) International and member of CoP UK’s Advisory Group, recently spent 12 days in Burundi, helping to train peace circle facilitators, on the invitation of CoP International President Daphrose Ntarataze.
Monday, 21 October, 2013
Creators of Peace was introduced for the first time in Nigeria in mid September. Two Peace Circles were facilitated in Lagos State by Portia Mosia, an international co-ordinator of Creators of Peace, and Jackie Euvrard. They were invited by the board of MRA/Initiatives of Change Nigeria, co-ordinated by Benedicta Ngozi Opara.
Wednesday, 9 October, 2013
Creators of Peace have continued to spread and transform women and their families and friends in Kenya. In the months of June and July three workshops were facilitated and 50 women and seven men had the opportunity to go the through the ‘simple but transformative’ Creators of Peace Circles process. Every workshop runs for three full days.
Tuesday, 13 August, 2013
The first ever Creators of Peace Circle in Brazil took place in Rio de Janeiro, 12-14 July with eight women from different parts of the city participating. Joelina Cândida Alves reports:
Wednesday, 17 July, 2013
Under the Creators of Peace new governance model, nine new International Coordinators were elected at its General Assembly (AGM) on 9 July 2013 in Caux, Switzerland.
Wednesday, 12 June, 2013
Willemijn Lambert, programme coordinator Creators of Peace Netherland, reports on an inspiring Creators of Peace Circle for some of the South Sudanese diaspora in the Netherlands.
Monday, 10 June, 2013
Creators of Peace International’s New Governance Model, Calling for Nominations for International Coordinators, and Expressions of Interest in the Portfolio Working Teams to support International Coordinator’s service to world network