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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


A remarkable young teacher, Iman, who had met Creators of Peace and Initiatives of Change when living in Canada, is now back at home in Syria. She is determined to gather groups of women together to share the Peace Circle experience. Jean Brown reports.

Chris Hartnell and Tim Hall creating Creators of Peace video

A promotional video for Creators of Peace Circles in Canada has just been completed. Filmed by intern Tim Hall working alongside FLTfilms North America manager, Chris Hartnell, the video seeks to inform and inspire women to take part in Creators of Peace Circles. Women in the video are some of the participants of Peace Circles held in the Metro Vancouver area over the past 4 years

Close encounters in a Peace Circle

‘Even your voice has changed’: Women finding their voices for peace in Lebanon. Kate Monkhouse and Jean Brown report from Creators of Peace Circles in Lebanon.

Peace Circles in Nairobi, Kenya

A wonderful opportunity to experience the Creators of Peace Circle in Caux, Switzerland – in English or French – only a few places, apply fast. It will run from 2-8 August 2012.

First Creators of Peace Circle in Niukoloula

Following the training given to women from across the Solomon Islands earlier this year (see story here), 16 women attended the first Creators of Peace Circle 22-23 April 2012, in Niukoloula village, East Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, home of the late Peace Creator, Susan Kukiti. Rachel Abi, one of those newly trained as a facilitator, reports:


Anne Esswein reports on the first Creators of Peace Circle in Germany held in February 2012