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Leymah Gbowee

Biography

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Leymah Gbowee on how to launch a revolution

Interview

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Leymah Gbowee | Talks at Google

Speech

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2019 26 Day Orator, Leymah Gbowee's speech

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Leymah Gbowee 2018

Answer to

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Leymah Gbowee: How We Organized Women to Vote in Liberia

Leymah Roberta Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women's peace movement, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Her efforts to end the war, along with her collaborator Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, helped usher in a period of peace and enabled a free election in 2005 that Sirleaf won. She, 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." In October 2012, she disowned Sirleaf, accusing her of nepotism and doing little for the very poor.