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Creators of Peace

Creators of Peace transforms, empowers and engages women in peace creation

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

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We inspire women at every level of society.

Our Peace Circles provide women with tools to find their role in building peace and developing resilience.

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We build meaningful networks across multiple divides.

When women from diverse backgrounds come together in an atmosphere of trust, old prejudices and divisions are more easily overcome. 

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We advocate for new narratives focused on a shared humanity.

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.

50+

Active Countries

5,000

Women Empowered

30

Years of Change

Read More About the Work of Creators of Peace

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'What would it mean to give leadership for peace?’ Women in 50 countries have signed up to do just that.
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Over 180 aspiring changemakers from all over the world joined this three-day experiential journey.
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‘I grew up seeing my mother tormented, but I also grew up with stories of women doing outstanding things.’

What Can I Do?

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Passionate about making a difference? Contribute your time and talents!
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Every contribution goes towards accelerating our impact.

LEARN MORE ABOUT CREATORS OF PEACE

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

A guide to conversation circles for trust and community building that anyone is welcome to host. 

Download the guide here or email us for more information.

 

Peace Circles

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

Amina Dikedi-Ajakaiye - President

Diana Damsa - Vice President 

Anne Claire Frank-Seisay - Secretary

Luz Stella Camacho Castro 

Vinitika Lal

Marianne Makoudem

Gabriela Sebastyen

Serena Rix Tripathee

 

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.