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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.

Upcoming training

Creators of Peace at Caux – Peace in Practice

Monday 7 August 2017 (evening ) to Saturday 12 August 2017 (morning)

What does it mean to be an effective peace creator? What skills can we develop to help us listen and understand each other more fully? What resources do we need as individuals and as teams to build sustainable Creators of Peace programmes? What ways might we share stories that help create peace?

A follow-up to 'Living Peace' (conference 2016)

For more information, please visit http://www.caux.ch/training-offers o e-mail: creatorsofpeace@iofc.org

Current News

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.

Tuesday, 23 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.

Monday, 08 June, 2015

In 2007, Creators of Peace Circles was launched in Kenya, this report highlights the first ever formal follow up meeting by women who have undergone the Circle

Monday, 01 June, 2015
Baringo reconciliation

As Mary, with 25 other Pokot women standing with her, asked for forgiveness for the pain that her tribe had inflicted on other tribes in Kenya, there was a deep silence in the room. Many women from the Pokot, Illchamus, Endorois and Tugens communities couldn’t hold back their tears. You could tell the apology was coming from the heart. You could also tell that it was breaking the chains of hatred and bitterness in the hearts of many women in the room.

Wednesday, 27 May, 2015
In Haruma with Creators of Peace

From 15 - 17 April Creators of Peace went to Huruma Estate in Nairobi - this is the fourth workshop to be held in the informal settlements of Nairobi. Like most informal settlements, the basic services like water, sewage, road access, and toilets are inadequate and sometimes non-existent.

Thursday, 30 April, 2015
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s (WILPF) 100th Anniversary Conference in The Hague

On the last day of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom’s (WILPF) 100th Anniversary Conference, Willemijn Lambert and Kate Monkhouse conclude their reflections on three days of learning and engagement with other women working for peace.

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