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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

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.

Tuesday, 14 May, 2013

Juliana Nakhumicha and Annie Gitu, travelled to Mbuyu, a small village close to Nanyuki, to facilitate a Creators of Peace Circles (CoPC) workshop for 15 women from 15-17 April, 2013. The workshop had been repeatedly requested by a lady who had participated in one of the Peace Circles last year and she wanted her women to experience what she had experienced, i.e. - inner healing and peace.

Tuesday, 02 April, 2013
Creators of Peace Circle in South Sudan participants

The first Creators of Peace Circle in South Sudan ran in Juba over three days in March. The very interactive, wide ranging conversation and the very deep and painful sharing gave lie to those who said the women of South Sudan would find it hard to open up, too traumatised to share.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013
The beautiful paradise island of Barbados with its Sun, Sea and Sand - but even in 'paradise’ women and girls need to find their own peace potential.

The beautiful paradise island of Barbados with its Sun, Sea and Sand - but even in 'paradise’ women and girls need to find their own peace potential. Monica Ellis lives part of the year in Barbados and London, and is a member of the UK Creators of Peace team.

Tuesday, 30 October, 2012

A remarkable young teacher, Iman, who had met Creators of Peace and Initiatives of Change when living in Canada, is now back at home in Syria. She is determined to gather groups of women together to share the Peace Circle experience. Jean Brown reports.