Mighty be our powers [electronic resource] : How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War. Leymah Gbowee.
- ISBN: 9780984295142 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2011.
|Summary, etc.:|| WINNER OF THE 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZEIn a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia’s women together—and together they led a nation to peace.As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Years of fighting destroyed her country—and shattered Gbowee’s girlhood hopes and dreams. As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action, propelled by her realization that it is women who suffer most during conflicts—and that the power of women working together can create an unstoppable force. In 2003, the passionate and charismatic Gbowee helped organize and then led the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia’s...
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