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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Creators of Peace have continued to spread and transform women and their families and friends in Kenya. In the months of June and July three workshops were facilitated and 50 women and seven men had the opportunity to go the through the ‘simple but transformative’ Creators of Peace Circles process. Every workshop runs for three full days.

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The first ever Creators of Peace Circle in Brazil took place in Rio de Janeiro, 12-14 July with eight women from different parts of the city participating. Joelina Cândida Alves reports:


Under the Creators of Peace new governance model, nine new International Coordinators were elected at its General Assembly (AGM) on 9 July 2013 in Caux, Switzerland.


On July 8th and 9th, the Creators of Peace, an international programme of Initiatives of Change, had their international gathering during the “Dialogue on land and security”, in Caux above Montreux.

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Willemijn Lambert, programme coordinator Creators of Peace Netherland, reports on an inspiring Creators of Peace Circle for some of the South Sudanese diaspora in the Netherlands.

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Creators of Peace International’s New Governance Model, Calling for Nominations for International Coordinators, and Expressions of Interest in the Portfolio Working Teams to support International Coordinator’s service to world network