Leymah Gbowee

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Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John
VDM Publishing, Nov 26, 2010 - Social Science - 68 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Leymah Roberta Gbowee is an African peace activist responsible for organizing a peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. This led to the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Liberia, the first African nation with a female president. Under Leymah Gbowee's leadership, the women managed to force a meeting with President Charles Taylor and extract a promise from him to attend peace talks in Ghana. Gbowee then led a delegation of Liberian women to Ghana to continue to apply pressure on the warring factions during the peace process. They staged a silent protest outside the Presidential Palace, Accra, bringing about an agreement during the stalled peace talks. Leymah Gbowee is the central character in the 2008 documentary film Pray the Devil Back to Hell.

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