An audience of over 12.5 million people tuned into Women, War & Peace in the autumn of 2011. Critics hailed the bold five-part series as “brutally powerful,” “heartbreaking and inspiring,” and a “groundbreaking series [that] must be seen.”
The series was bestowed with honors including the Overseas Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Award, a Gracie Award, and a Television Academy Honor. The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee – featured prominently in Women, War & Peace – coincided with the broadcast premieres of the films, which exponentially increased the already robust momentum and interest in the series.
The series presented its groundbreaking message across the globe by utilizing all forms of media, including U.S. and international primetime television, radio, print, web, and worldwide community screenings, and was accompanied by an educational and outreach initiative to advance international accountability in regard to women and security.