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Creators of Peace

Creators of Peace transforms, empowers and engages women in peace creation.

The Creators of Peace (CoP) women's 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' 2016 Conference

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#balanceforbetter theme for International Women's Day 2019, City Gateway, London, March 2019
18-Mar-2019

Kate Monkhouse, Executive Officer for Creators of Peace, joined women at City Gateway Women’s Centre in East London, to share their celebration for International Women’s Day. She shares some of her reflections on what it means for all of us to embrace #IWD2019 theme “balance for better”.

The 12 participants represented multiple districts of Nepal and were very keen to share their stories and collectively work towards problems in their societies
28-Feb-2019

Creators of Peace joined with a local partner organisation of World Education to organise a Peace Circle with young people coming from six of the least developed districts in Nepal

Facilitators, Mediatrix Massava and Judith Mumbi (CoP Kenya) lit a candle on the last day of the training representing the light of peace in the world and passed it to the CoP Team in Tanzania so as to mark the reviving of the CoP Chapter in Tanzania
08-Jan-2019

Gloria Masangia & Judith Mtambo relate their experience of the first ever Creators of Peace Circle in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Group picture of all Teachers, Proprietor of the school and CoP Team.
15-Nov-2018

Initiatives of Change (IofC) Nigeria, on the invitation of ‘God First Children International School’, Lagos, delivered a Creators of Peace Circle to the female staff of the school for three Fridays between 22 June and 6 July at the school premises.

03-Oct-2018

Creators of Peace facilitators from Australia ran two Peace Circles and delivered five days of facilitation training in Bougainville in May, in preparation for a referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea in 2019.

24-Sep-2018

Cleo Mohlaodi, National Coordinator, Initiatives of Change South Africa, reports on a Creators of Peace collaboration with the City of Johannesburg that has given hope to hundreds.