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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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Creators of Peace in Delhi
23-Nov-2015

Creators of Peace Circles held in Mumbai in October gave ‘professional listeners’ an opportunity to be listened to. Most of the women who participated worked in situations where they themselves could conduct these Circles, in women’s prisons, gender and anthropological research and with sex workers.

Peace Circles activity with women participants in Kabul
06-Nov-2015

The first Creators of Peace Circle was recently held in a refugee camp with ladies who have never experienced the real meaning of peace in their lives, nor their parents, their husbands, their children or their communities. They live in this camp with family members, having escaped from war in various provinces of the country.

United Nations Flags
29-Oct-2015

Rainer Gude, Chargé de Mission of IofC for International Geneva recently spoke (remotely) at a Yale University Graduate level class entitled, 'Sustainable Development Goals & Implementation'.

Creators of Peace Circles in Mali
30-Sep-2015

Invited by 'Women in Law and Development in Africa-Mali' (WILDAF-Mali), Creators of Peace President, Daphrose Ntarataze and Burundian colleague Marthe Mukerabirori, made two visits to Mali in recent months to facilitate Creators of Peace Circles for 52 women from the north and south of the country. The theme under which the Circles were held was, 'Space for dialogue and inclusive exchanges between women from Mali'.

The ladies were excited to receive their certificates
22-Sep-2015

On 18 August Creators of Peace Circle facilitators, Angie Katito and Adelaide Mhunduru, conducted follow up sessions for two Peace Circles held in Mkoba suburbs.

Creators of Peace in Delhi
10-Sep-2015

Two Indian Airline companies – Spice Jet and Jet Airways – flew five Kashmiri women activists from Srinagar to Delhi and back free of charge for the Creators of Peace Circle being held in India in August. This, they said, was their contribution to ‘an initiative serving women’s empowerment’. From Afghanistan to villages in India – Creators of Peace Circles are getting underway.