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Gbowee Harnessed Power of Women to Help End War

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee says she is “overwhelmed” and “re-energized” by the news Friday that she has jointly received the Nobel Peace Prize. The 39-year-old former social worker has been honored for bringing together thousands of women to help end a bloody, 13-year war in Liberia that killed 250,000 people. Gbowee founded Women of […]

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Leymah Gbowee Harnessed Power of Women to Help End War

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, joint winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, harnessed the power and bravery of women to help end a bloody war. The 39-year-old Gbowee, a social worker by training, helped unite Christian and Muslim women against warlords in her country, a campaign believed to have helped end 13 years of conflict. […]

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