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Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee appears in the following:

TED Talks: Nobel-Laureate Leymah Gbowee on Peace in Liberia, and the World

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Leymah Gbowee, a speaker at TED2012, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her pivotal role with Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, the women's peace movement that, in 2003, helped end the four-year-long Second Liberian Civil War. She shared the award with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president of Liberia. In the wake of the controversy around Sirleaf's reelection, Gbowee was asked by the president to start a "national peace and reconciliation initiative" to address the growing political and ideological tensions within the country.

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Pray The Devil Back to Hell

Monday, January 02, 2012

Leymah Gbowee, Liberian activist and winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize and author with Carol Mithers of Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War, talks about her work and the documentary about her life that aired on PBS. She is joined by the director of Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Gini Reticker

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Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Leymah Gbowee, Liberian activist and winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize and author with Carol Mather of Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War, talks about her work and the documentary about her life premiering tonight on PBS at 10 p.m. EST and streamed on their website. She is joined by the director of Pray the Devil Back to Hell,  Gini Reticker.

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Leymah Gbowee Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 07, 2011

Peace activist Leymah Gbowee was on the Leonard Lopate Show September 14, 2011, to talk about how she organized women across Liberia to force a peace in after 14 years of ravaging war. She united Muslim and Christian together and founded the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, launching protests and even a sex strike, to help bring an end to the devastating war. She shares the prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakul Karman, a pro-democracy campaigner from Yemen.

On October 18, at 10:00 pm, the documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell," which features Leymah Gbowee, will be shown on PBS, as part of the series "Women, War & Peace."

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How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Leymah Gbowee tells how she galvanized women across Liberia in 2003 to force a peace in the region after 14 years of war. She began organizing Christian and Muslim women to demonstrate together, founding the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, launching protests and even a sex strike. Her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War, chronicles the violence she’s faced throughout her life and the peace she has helped to broker by inspiring her countrywomen and others around the world to take action to bring peace and change history.

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