Leymah Gbowee: How do you justify leaving 50% of the world’s population out of crucial issues and expect to make gains?

Posted by on August 28, 2017
Leymah Gbowee: How do you justify leaving 50% of the world’s population out of crucial issues and expect to make gains?

Leymah Gbowee, a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient who led a peace movement that brought an end to the second Liberian civil war in 2003, delivered the keynote address at the 5th annual Women, Peace and Security Conference at the U.S. Naval War College earlier this month. Here’s a clip of her incredible speech.

VIDEO: How Liberian Women Battled Ebola

Posted by on November 4, 2015

Ruth Caesar, National Focal Point for the Mano River Women’s Peace Network talks about how women in Liberia dealt with an enemy with which they could not negotiate.

How Liberian Women Organized a Sex Strike and Helped End a War

Posted by on July 31, 2012
How Liberian Women Organized a Sex Strike and Helped End a War

Leymah Gbowee is an extraordinarily determined and visionary leader who organized the women of Liberia to put an end to the catastrophic rule of former President Charles Taylor. Since Inclusive Security began working with her more than a decade ago, she has become an exemplar within our Women Waging Peace Network of the more than […]

Nobel Peace Prize Winners Leymah Gbowee and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Recognized

Posted by on December 10, 2011
Nobel Peace Prize Winners Leymah Gbowee and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Recognized

This article was originally published by The Daily Beast. Looking out the airplane window at a white winter landscape in Oslo yesterday, I thought back to another flight. Several years ago, a U.N. helicopter took me “up country” to the Liberian bush. Sitting in circles on rickety chairs in the heavy heat, women leaders (albeit […]

Building Peace Huts

Posted by on December 8, 2011

In 2006, The Institute for Inclusive Security arranged a meeting between two of our leading Women Waging Peace Network members. Though it was clear at the time that the Institute’s staff filmed this video that these women were doing amazing work to build peace in Liberia, to much of the rest of the world Leymah […]

Support of This Network

Posted by on December 6, 2011

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee has been a long-time member of the Women Waging Peace Network. With the help and support of Inclusive Security, Ms. Gbowee has expanded her work into different parts of West Africa including a protest in Cote D’Ivoire, which she describes here.

Rural Women Peace and Security

Before winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, Leymah Gbowee of Liberia met for a lunch with some of the staff of Inclusive Security at our office in Cambridge, MA. Here she discusses her work getting rural women to take ownership of their safety by engaging with their local security committees.

Liberian Women Building their own Country

Posted by on November 4, 2011

In 2009, the staff of The Institute for Inclusive Security traveled to Liberia to encourage women to run for office and help rebuild their country. Chair of the Institute, Swanee Hunt lead several training sessions on inspiring and creating a powerful political women’s movement in Liberia.

Harassment Was the Order of Their Day

At a meeting with the staff of the Institute for Inclusive Security in 2011, Leymah Gbowee discussed the issues she discovered as she analyzed the security sector in Ghana.

VIDEO: Engaging the Biggest Players, Security Sector Reform

At a meeting with the staff of the Institute for Inclusive Security in Cambridge, MA, in April 2011, Leymah Gbowee discussed how she used her experiences as a leader of the peace movement in Liberia to enhance her current role as a leader of West African security sector reform movements. This work led to her […]

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