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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)

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Current News

Monday, 25 November, 2013
Peace Circle Brazil

Two new Peace Cirles were formed in Brazil, made up of women from a wide variety of beliefs and walks of life, ranging from women from disadvantaged communities, housewives, and women in jobs including professionals in mental and physical health.

Monday, 28 October, 2013
Creators of Peace facilitation training in Burundi

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
Nigeria Creators of Peace

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, 09 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
Creators of Peace candle

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, 10 July, 2013

On July 8th and 9th, the Creators of Peace, an international programme of Initiatives of Change, had their international gathering during the “Dialogue on land and security”, in Caux above Montreux.

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013
A participant making a collage on forgiveness

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 144x teaser

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

Wednesday, 15 May, 2013
Taxi Drivers meeting April 2013 Brazil

About 50 people met together for another “Taxidrivers’ gathering” in Sítio São Luiz, Petrópolis, centre of IofC Brazil, from 19-21 April 2013.