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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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CoP UK Women banner
08-Mar-2018

Creators of Peace UK presented an afternoon on women and peacebuilding as part of the International Women’s Day Festival in Oxford. Kate Monkhouse, Executive Officer of Creators of Peace International, shared this message for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2018.

CoP Circle for young people in Western Nepal
02-Mar-2018

Creators of Peace partnered with World Education International to hold a Peace Circle for young people in Batase Dada, Palpa. This was the first Peace Circle ever conducted in the western part of Nepal, where development is very limited.

10th Creators of Peace Circle
26-Feb-2018

The tenth Peace Circle was held at the headquarters of Initiatives of Change Brazil, located in the beautiful city of Petrópolis.

Creators of Peace Circle in BIrguni, Nepal
05-Jan-2018

Jini Agrawal tells us about a deep, shared experience of the Creators of Peace Circle by women in BIrguni, Nepal and how they were able to support one another through storysharing.

Rose Njeri Kamau
04-Jan-2018

Rose Njeri Kamau is part of the Creators of Peace team of women who are courageously working for peace in Kenya. Rose offered her personal journey to be shared so that others can learn from it and be healed. As told to Talia Smith in advance of Creators of Peace Kenya’s 10th year anniversary where the leadership of women like Rose will be honoured and many more trained to empower peace in their communities.

15-Nov-2017

‘The first time ever that I feel free’. These words, of a participant in Afghanistan, capture the joy and anguish of women trapped by years of war, poverty and social constraint. Shabnam Hamrah in Afghanistan and Iman Al Ghafari in Syria filed these reports. November 2017.