Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee

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Executive Director at the Women’s Peace & Security Network

The Leymah Gbowee speeches are moving and captivating, as she explores her work as a Liberian peace and women’s rights activist. Gbowee is the executive Director of the Women’s Peace and Security Network (WIPSEN-Africa).

She achieved an associate’s degree from the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences in Liberia in 2001, and also completed a Master’s degree in Conflict Transformation at the East Mennonite University in Virginia, in 2007.

Gbowee served as a panelist at several conferences, including the ‘United Nations Security Council’s Arria Formula Meeting on Women, Peace & Security,’ and the ‘UNIFEM's Women and the Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration and Repatriation (DDRR) Process.’

She received several honors and awards, including the Blue Ribbon Peace Award in 2007, which was given to her by the Women's Leadership Board at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Other notable awards include the 2011 Noble Peace Prize and the 2009 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage award.

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Unlocking the Potential of Girls - Leymah Gbowee Discusses Her Work as a Liberian Peace Activist

Liberian peace activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee relates two moving and powerful stories from her life and work and of the untapped potential of girls all over the world. Leymah... is dedicated to finding the best keynote speakers, videos and ideas from around the world, founded by keynote speaker Jeremy Gutsche for those who love new ideas  [More]
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