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October 18, 2011

Leymah Gbowee on Life After the Nobel

Turns out, even Nobel laureates struggle to balance work and motherhood.

Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo
October 18, 2011

Women Fight for Peace

A slideshow of women’s peace movements from Argentina to South Africa.

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October 18, 2011

What Has Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Done for Liberian Women?

Etweda “Sugars” Cooper helped found the Liberian Women’s Initiative in 1994 to press for disarmament and free and fair elections in Liberia. She’s one of the activists featured in Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a documentary about a group [...]

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October 17, 2011

From Liberia to Staten Island: A Former Child Soldier Shares His Story

“I remember the day I decided to open the food house for people who were starving to come and collect rice, oil and corn meal,” he says. “Children were dying because there was no drinking water. They had nowhere to go and no food to eat.”

“That was how I lost my two ears,” Jacob says.

October 10, 2011

The Women of Srebrenica

In this week’s podcast, Executive Producer Pamela Hogan speaks with Selma Leydesdorff, who just released a collection of oral histories from women who survived the massacre.

October 10, 2011

Foca, Bosnia – Once a Haven for War Criminals, Now for Tourists?

Foca was once known as the black hole of Bosnia because of it’s reputation for harboring war criminals. Now, the mayor is trying to remake the town as a tourist haven.

September 26, 2011

Behind the Scenes with Geena Davis

Geena Davis, narrator of Women, War & Peace episode 5: War Redefined, says these days, it’s more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier.

September 20, 2011

What Drives War Crimes Investigator Cherif Bassiouni?

Cherif Bassiouni, known as the father of international criminal law, has investigated war crimes in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq and, more recently, Libya and Bahrain. He spoke to the Women, War & Peace producers about his childhood in Egypt, his experiences in war zones, his motivations and aspirations.

September 13, 2011

Leymah Gbowee in Her Own Words

How did Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee manage to get a meeting with former Liberian president and warlord Charles Taylor? She describes the experience in an excerpt from her new book Mighty Be Our Powers.

September 13, 2011

In Congo, No Words to Describe the Atrocities

When Congolese journalist Chouchou Namegabe first started reporting on sexual abuse in her country, the language didn’t even have a word for “rape.”

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