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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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Peace Circle in Burundi
14-Dec-2018

Daphrose Ntarataze Barampama and Désiré Tuyishemeze recognise the accomplishments of rural women from Burundi who have shown leadership in shaping their community futures.

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.

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.