Turns out, even Nobel laureates struggle to balance work and motherhood.
A slideshow of women’s peace movements from Argentina to South Africa.
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 [...]
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.