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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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14-May-2013

Juliana Nakhumicha and Annie Gitu, travelled to Mbuyu, a small village close to Nanyuki, to facilitate a Creators of Peace Circles (CoPC) workshop for 15 women from 15-17 April, 2013. The workshop had been repeatedly requested by a lady who had participated in one of the Peace Circles last year and she wanted her women to experience what she had experienced, i.e. - inner healing and peace.

Creators of Peace Circle in South Sudan participants
02-Apr-2013

The first Creators of Peace Circle in South Sudan ran in Juba over three days in March. The very interactive, wide ranging conversation and the very deep and painful sharing gave lie to those who said the women of South Sudan would find it hard to open up, too traumatised to share.

The beautiful paradise island of Barbados with its Sun, Sea and Sand - but even in 'paradise’ women and girls need to find their own peace potential.
14-Mar-2013

The beautiful paradise island of Barbados with its Sun, Sea and Sand - but even in 'paradise’ women and girls need to find their own peace potential. Monica Ellis lives part of the year in Barbados and London, and is a member of the UK Creators of Peace team.

30-Oct-2012

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
13-Jul-2012

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
09-Jul-2012

‘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.