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

Iman Al Ghafari
13-Aug-2019

'Like a plant, people need an environment or safe space where they can be recognized for what they are and be allowed to grow.'

CoP London June 2019
25-Jun-2019

A London Peace Circle unites women community leaders and human rights activists

The participants and facilitators from the Crewe Peace Circle
20-Apr-2019

Julie Welch and Omnia Marzouk report on facilitating their very first Creators of Peace Circle in Crewe, England

CoP facilitator training
29-Mar-2019

After 7 years of Creators of Peace (CoP) sessions in Damascus and a Peace Circle last year in Lebanon, Syrian women from different backgrounds are working together to rebuild themselves and support other women in their community. Iman Al Ghafari reports.

Moment of concentration and commitment to their being for the women
26-Mar-2019

Three friends in Bogotá, Colombia, decided to explore through a Creators of Peace Circle how to integrate conversations over the Colombian peace process in a more peaceful way in their communities.

#balanceforbetter theme for International Women's Day 2019, City Gateway, London, March 2019
18-Mar-2019

Kate Monkhouse, Executive Officer for Creators of Peace, joined women at City Gateway Women’s Centre in East London, to share their celebration for International Women’s Day. She shares some of her reflections on what it means for all of us to embrace #IWD2019 theme “balance for better”.