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Leymah Gbowee: Out of War, a Legacy of Building Peace

Leymah Gbowee was 17 when war broke out in Liberia. Her experiences thereafter drove her onto a path of suffering, discovery and service that led to work rehabilitating child soldiers and helping build peace, village by village, in Liberia and eventually neighboring Sierra Leone. Her efforts culminated in her winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.

Gbowee now is executive director of the new program on Women, Peace and Security at the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity, an affiliate center of the Earth Institute.

In this latest of a series of videos about what we do at the Earth Institute, she describes her journey and her hopes for the new program. You can watch more in the series here.

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