Programmes

Creators of Peace (CoP)

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

Current News

29-May-2020

Kate Monkhouse shares an update on how Creators of Peace is accompanying women worldwide as the coronavirus pandemic take its social and economic toll on women’s wellbeing and peace-making.

30-Apr-2020

Kate Monkhouse reflects on how the ‘gathering points’ in the Creators of Peace Circle might prove to be useful staging posts for reflection during these difficult months.

27-Mar-2020

Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye, President of Creators of Peace, shares a message of encouragement

Creators of Peace Annual Report 2018 - Giving Leadership for Peace
11-Dec-2019

In 2018, Creators of Peace women hosted 88 Peace Circles for 1,015 participants in 21 countries - along with a whole host of other outreach, community-building and support initiatives. This report shares some of the highlights of our work around the world.

Creators of Peace Australia meet for a 3-Day National Gathering
21-Oct-2019

18 women from 4 states and 1 territory came together as one CoP group to share on the various projects and initiatives happening around Australia. From the Peace Culture Café to Creators of Peace Community of Practice, from film nights to partnerships with an interfaith network or with a migrant and refugee centre to deliver Peace Circles in high schools… Bek Brown tells us more.

2019 Newcastle Peace Circle the group
30-Sep-2019

A diverse group from English, Scottish, Pakistani and Chinese roots met in Newcastle upon Tyne to experience the 10-step Peace Circle process. Barbara Down reports.