Chubb Fellow Spring 2014

Leymah Gbowee

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate and Liberian peace activist

Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women’s peace movement that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003.  Her efforts to end the war helped usher in a period of peace and enabled a free elction in 2005.  Ms. Gbowee, along with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman were awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work.  Leymah’s leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace—which brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement is chronicled in her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and in the documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell. more

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