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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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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.

CoP Annual Report 2017 - 2018 cover
19-Sep-2018

2017 was quite a year for Creators of Peace. We held our first 'Peace in Practice' programme at Caux and launch our 'Change the Stories & You Change the World' booklet.

Creators of Peace 2018
19-Sep-2018

Take a look inside our second edition of 'Gathering Point', the Creators of Peace international newsletter which is published especially for 21st September, International Day of Peace.

Creators of Peace Miranda Shaw (National Co-ordinator UK), Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye (President), Elizabeth Laskar (National Co-ordinator UK), Jeremy Gilley (Founder, Peace One Day) and Kate Monkhouse (Executive Officer)
18-Sep-2018

The 21st September is International Day of Peace. Kate Monkhouse shares how Creators of Peace is joining with Peace One Day and others all around the world to send a message of peace.

Iman Al Ghafari, Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye, Ola Al Darwish, Kate Monkhouse
25-May-2018

Creators of Peace UK hosted a visit from Iman Al Ghafari and Ola Al Darwish who run Creators of Peace Circles in Damascus, Syria sharing inspiration of how women are supporting one another in the midst of war.

30-Apr-2018

'From this distance I may be able to see what peace might look like for others, but will I ever be able to feel it too?'