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Tag: Liberia

November 8, 2011

Small Arms, Mass Destruction

Guns that can cost as little as a bag of rice are today’s weapons of mass destruction.

October 18, 2011

Leymah Gbowee on Life After the Nobel

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

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 […]

October 18, 2011

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003.

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.

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.

January 21, 2009

Preview: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

The remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country.

January 21, 2009


ABOUT THE ISSUE Women have become primary targets in today’s armed conflicts and are suffering unprecedented casualties. Simultaneously, they are emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. Yet the […]