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Leymah Gbowee: Liberian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Events | 2014 International Speaker Series

Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, social worker and women’s rights advocate, and a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Gbowee’s leadership brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s civil war in 2003. Gbowee, mother of six, is the co-founder of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa, which promotes cross-national peace-building efforts.

Each year, the Series brings influential world leaders and global experts to Portland to address the most significant issues of our time. This year’s theme, ‘Women Changing the World’, highlights the work of four women who are addressing issues of global importance. Read more about the Series and see an overview of the speakers and activities on the International Speakers Series page.

Classroom resources are available for teachers interested in exploring the 2014 ISS speakers and the Women Changing the World theme. Read more.



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