Leymah Gbowee

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Birthday
1, 1972
Birthplace
Liberia
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1972 (age 47)
Birthplace
Liberia

About

Liberian activist who received the Nobel Peace Prize for her leadership of Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, an organization that negotiated a peaceful resolution to the Second Liberian Civil War.

Before Fame

She earned a degree in social work from the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences and subsequently counseled former child soldiers.

Trivia

Liberian women under her leadership participated in numerous peaceful protests, including a highly publicized sex strike.

Family Life

Early in her adulthood, she escaped domestic abuse and fled to Ghana with her new romantic partner and her children.

Associated With

She collaborated in her peace efforts with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia's first female president.