Leymah Gbowee began her peace-building work as a community volunteer during the Second Liberian Civil War, helping community members to heal from trauma. She then led a non-violent peace movement that helped end the war and made free elections possible. In 2011, Gbowee and two other others were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.”
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