Leymah Gbowee

Liberian peace activist, Nobel laureate

Noon Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Location at the University at Albany to be announced 

Leymah Gbowee received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her work in leading a women’s peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003.


Gbowee shared the prize with fellow Liberian Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Yemen-native Tawakkol Karman. Gbowee and Sirleaf became the second and third African women to win the prize.


Gbowee is the founder and president of Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, which provides educational and leadership opportunities to girls, women and youth in West Africa. She is also the author of Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War (2011).

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