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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
In February of 2009 the director of the Institute for Inclusive Security, Carla Koppell, sat down with United States Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson to talk about women’s leadership around the world. This conversation began when Rep. Johnson mentioned that Women Waging Peace Network member Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was now the head of her country.
In 2003, prior to her election as the first female head of state in Africa as well as her Nobel Peace Prize, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was interviewed in Cambridge, Massachusetts about her work for women and democratization in Liberia, and more generally Africa.