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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

Sunday, 28 September, 2014
General Meeting CofP Brazil Sept 2014

On 21 September, 2014, a general meeting was held in Rio de Janeiro with women who had attended at least one of the four Creators of Peace Circles developed in Brazil. There were participants from all the Circles. They reflected on how they sometimes forget the little things that make them happy on a daily basis, mainly when they are immersed in difficulties, and went on to create their 'Wall of Happiness'.

Friday, 12 September, 2014

Last week we shared about the Peace Circles that took place in Nakuru county. This week we take you to the county of Nairobi and just in case you don’t know, Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya. Our facilitators took the Peace Circles to a total of 50 women from the slums of Korogocho, Huruma and Dandora.

Monday, 01 September, 2014
Small groups discussions

Since the month of June 2014, 13 Creators of Peace Circles have taken place reaching and sparking personal transformation in over 200 women from different parts of Kenya - and they are still going on! We must mention that we have taken the Peace Circles to areas that are hard to reach due to poor road network and to people who are mostly forgotten but who matter a lot - the women on the low side of economic life. We will take you on a journey of the different Peace Circles that have taken place, sharing what it has meant for the women and for our country Kenya. We start off our journey with the County of Nakuru. Here, two Peace Circles took place in two slum areas - Bondeni and Kivumbini.

Thursday, 14 August, 2014

The first International Peace-Builders’ Forum, a joint initiative led by CAUX-Initiatives of Change and the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (ICP), brought professional peace makers from all over the world together for workshops and discussions.

Tuesday, 15 July, 2014
Creators of Peace in Crimea participants

Anna Bondarenko, CoP coordinator and trainer for Foundations for Freedom, has sent this report of the first ever Creators of Peace Circle in Crimea - and the first to be held in Russian. Questions were raised such as ‘How to live now?’ ‘How to have inner peace and peaceful relationships in the peninsula with neighbours and even families in many cases divided into different sides, having pro Russian or pro Ukrainian positions?’ ‘What role can they, the women, have in the current situation?’

Wednesday, 02 July, 2014
People talking at tea time, Caux 2014, CDLS, 2 June

The Caux Conferences, a unique experience.

Monday, 30 June, 2014
Brazil Creators of Peace June 2014

The latest Circle of Peace in Brazil was held over three consecutive days (June 20, 21 and 22), which helped build a 'circle of trust' among all women involved, both the facilitators and participants.

Sunday, 22 June, 2014
Robe Street, Deakin, Canberra (photo: Grahamec on Wikimedia Commons)

Why hold a Peace Circle in a predominantly peaceful and harmonious society? News of a recent Peace Circle in Canberra from Kaveri Chakrabarty and Rosemary Thwaites.

Monday, 16 June, 2014

‘The workshop was simply transformative! My home has totally changed for good after my husband and I took part in it. If more people are taken through this programme, Kenya will become a safe place’ said Jane, one of the 21 participants who participated in a Creators of Peace Circle in Kuresoi North constituency, Nakuru County from 22 to 24 May, 2014.

Tuesday, 10 June, 2014
Creators of Peace Circle in Romania (Photo by Diana Topan & Andrei Cîmpan)

The fourth Creators of Peace Circle took place in Romania (Baia Mare) from 25-27 April, 2014. Ten women, aged 16 to 43, engaged in a peace conversation facilitated by Willemijn Lambert from the Netherlands and Simona Toroţcoi from Romania.

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