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Creators of Peace
Engaging women in their role as creators of peace at every level of society

Creators of Peace

Living Peace, Creators of Peace, logoThe Creators of Peace (CoP) 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' conference.


Current News

Wednesday, 14 November, 2007

Dr Riek Machar, Vice-President of the South Sudan Regional Assembly, with participants of Creators of Peace Circle in Juba.
The Vice-President of the South Sudan Regional Assembly, Dr Riek Machar, opened a five-day workshop in Juba led by a team from IofC's Creators of Peace programme. The workshop, in October, was for members of the Regional Assembly, the National Assembly in Khartoum and for peace and social activists. Angelina Teny, Deputy Minister for Petroleum and Energy, hosted the team from eight countries who were visiting South Africa, Kenya and Sudan during September and October to conduct a series of women's 'Creators of Peace Circles'.

Monday, 22 October, 2007

News of Creators of Peace Circles Around the World

Thursday, 23 August, 2007

‘Peace Circles is one of the wonderful things I want to take home with me from Australia…’

Monday, 13 August, 2007

Bridges of trust are being built between women of different faiths and ethnic backgrounds in a nation undergoing political upheaval.

Tuesday, 08 May, 2007

This endorsement comes from Dr Stella Cornelius, Co-director of the Conflict Resolution Network, specialist mediator and conflict analyst, and life-time activist for Peace.