Programmes

Creators of Peace (CoP)

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

Current News

Meena Sharma with her husband delivering food and clothing for newborns to mothers at the local hospital in Nepal.
21-Oct-2020

Voices of resilience from Creators of Peace during the disruptions of Covid-19.

Working in collaboration with Bomarah Foundation dropping off masks and sanitizer to a prison in Lagos.
18-Sep-2020

Joy Nweke, Creators of Peace Nigeria, shares some recent actions in response to the disruptions of the coronavirus

Amina Dikedi-Ajaikaye (second from left to right)
31-Aug-2020

Amina Dikedi-Ajaikaye, President of Creators of Peace International, talks to Mary Lean ahead of the President’s Lunch on 5 September.

13-Aug-2020

COVID-19 restrictions transformed Creators of Peace Circles from face-to-face to online.

How do you feel after experiencing this dialogue?
30-Jul-2020

In July 2020 Creators of Peace were invited to support the Tools for Changemakers (T4C) online conference. El Laskar reports on how learning dialogue tools helps strengthen our resilience to thrive.

Group on Steps CoP India 2020
15-Jun-2020

Barbara Lawler, on behalf of our organising team of Meena Sharma, Serena Rix Tripathee and Vinitika Lal writes about Creators of Peace Regional Gathering at Panchgani, India, in February 2020.