gbowee in 2013
leymah roberta gbowee
1 february 1972
|education||aa degree in social work, mother patern college of health sciences, monrovia, liberia; ma in conflict transformation, eastern mennonite university, harrisonburg, virginia, usa|
|known for||women of liberia mass action for peace and pray the devil back to hell|
|awards||2011 nobel peace prize|
leymah roberta gbowee (born 1 february 1972) is a liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women's nonviolent peace movement, women of liberia mass action for peace that helped bring an end to the second liberian civil war in 2003. her efforts to end the war, along with her collaborator ellen johnson sirleaf, helped usher in a period of peace and enabled a free election in 2005 that sirleaf won. she, along with ellen johnson sirleaf and tawakkul karman, were awarded the 2011 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."