Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War. She organized the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace movement to respond to the conflict. Gbowee and other women staged nonviolent protests to help demand peace talks to put an end to the civil war. The protests helped end the war and push the then ruthless President Charles Taylor into exile. This opened the door for Gbowee to organize and lead many other women peace organizations.
Leymah Gbowee’s story is told in the 2008 documentary film Pray the Devil Back to Hell and her 2011 memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, plus she has done many discussions with different groups and she has done Ted talks too.
In 2011 she was awarded the nobel peace prize.
|Peace talks were the goal of Gbowee's protests.|