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