Our Peace Circles provide women with tools to find their role in building peace and developing resilience.
Empowering women to become peace leaders.
Approximately 80% of today’s civilian casualties are women. - UN Report on ‘Women, Peace and Security’
Creators of Peace (CoP) believes women can be catalysts for peace in their homes, workplace and community. Together, they challenge divisive thinking, shift cultural dialogue and work to end cycles of conflict. We give others permission to do the same, creating a ripple effect of peace on a personal, community and global level.
How Creators of Peace Works
When women from diverse backgrounds come together in an atmosphere of trust, old prejudices and divisions are more easily overcome.
With the world stuck in old stories of fear, we advocate for new stories that foster a change of heart, build reconciliation and a healing of history.
Years of Change
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When women are empowered their entire community benefits. Through story sharing, building trust, and looking within, women find their pathway to being creators of peace.
Creators of Peace (CoP) is a global network of people on each continent making a difference - inspired by their participation in Creators of Peace Circles, conferences, dialogues and other CoP initiatives. For peace to be meaningful it must be inclusive, but it often isn’t. When we raise women’s voices everyone benefits.
CoP women have taken peace into their own hands in a myriad of ways. We’ve seen tribes in Kenya settle longstanding, generational differences. Victims in Burundi reconcile with their perpetrators. Families in Lebanon and Syria invite each other into their homes for the first time. Women in Australia bring a sense of belonging to refugees in local communities. Young women with limited options find the confidence to become leaders in South Africa. Political leaders in Nepal reach across divides to those they’d been at war with.
Advocates for A New Story
This is a five session conversation series for a group to explore the dominant narratives in the world and in their own lives. These conversation circles are for building trust and community - anyone is welcome to host.
A gathering of 10-12 (usually women) and a trained facilitator who engage in story sharing, dialogue, reflection, and social action. You can email us to locate your nearest Peace Circle and to learn more!
International Committee - Role and Portfolio
Elizabeth Laskar – Secretary & People Care
Miranda Shaw – Treasurer & People Care
Erika Lizbeth Vega Anaya – Project Management & Accountability
Marienne Makoudem Tene – Capacity Building
Rukmini Iyer – Internal Governance
Deeya Nambiar – Communications
Regional and national coordinators support our country networks.
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
We collaborate with policy, advocacy, and women’s rights on gender and peace building and partner with local government, universities, development organizations, businesses, embassies and community groups.