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

From left: Léa, Souhoufia and Célia from France join UK participants at the Brighton UK Peace Circle November 2019. Venue, materials and food sponsored by the Guerrand-Hermès Foundation

Célia Demoor shares the value of cross-border dialogue during a time of uncertainty.

Creators of Peace Australia meet for a 3-Day National Gathering

18 women from 4 states and 1 territory came together as one CoP group to share on the various projects and initiatives happening around Australia. From the Peace Culture Café to Creators of Peace Community of Practice, from film nights to partnerships with an interfaith network or with a migrant and refugee centre to deliver Peace Circles in high schools… Bek Brown tells us more.

2019 Newcastle Peace Circle the group

A diverse group from English, Scottish, Pakistani and Chinese roots met in Newcastle upon Tyne to experience the 10-step Peace Circle process. Barbara Down reports.

CoP September 2019 Newsletter

This edition includes a testimony on the theme of forgiveness, a reflection on being a facilitator, highlights of Creators of Peace's impact evaluation project and tips for caring for one another whilst doing peacebuilding work.

Iman Al Ghafari

'Like a plant, people need an environment or safe space where they can be recognized for what they are and be allowed to grow.'

Creators of Peace Worldwide Women Caux 2019

25 women from 17 countries came together for the 2019 Creators of Peace Annual General Meeting in Caux, Switzerland. Inspiring peace builders from Cameroon, Nepal, Kenya, Australia, the UK and more united to showcase the work we have done throughout the year, sharing skills and feedback, whilst celebrating their successes and solving their difficulties.