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Leymah Gbowee Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, October 07, 2011 - 01:16 PM

emen's Arab Spring activist Tawakkul Karman, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Liberian 'peace warrior' Leymah Gbowee Yemen's Arab Spring activist Tawakkul Karman, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Liberian 'peace warrior' Leymah Gbowee are winners of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. (GAMAL NOMAN/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

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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