Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian activist who led a women’s peace movement that helped bring an end to her country’s long civil war, a story depicted in the film Pray the Devil Back to Hell. In this excerpt from her new book, Gbowee tells the story of how she first managed to get a meeting with the warlord/President Charles Taylor.
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The strength of women in the world today.
Sabian Symbolism (71) Newly opened lands offer the pioneer new opportunities for experience.
Sabian Symbolism (148) Many little birds chirping on the limb of a tree.
Women, War and Peace is a five part special from PBS. If you haven’t seen it, click on the link below. It is about the will and drive of women to bring “new opportunities” for peace to their part of the world in whatever way they have available. There is empowerment in these stories of faith and justice as it takes “many little birds”, talking and encouraging each other to make these critical stands. Here are the excerpts from four of the stories.
I Came to Testify
The moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence – and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law.
Three women in Afghanistan are risking their lives to make sure women’s rights don’t get traded away in peace negotiations with the Taliban.
The War We Are Living
In Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombia’s Pacific southwest, two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women are braving a violent struggle over their gold-rich lands.
The capstone of Women, War & Peace challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, Secretaries of State and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making.
This activist is a Nobel Laureate.
Leymah Gbowee in Her Own Words
Check out the full article at the link below.