Laureate Leymah Gbowee featured in new PBS Series “Women War and Peace”

Leymah Gbowee, Liberian peace activist and 2011 Nobel Laureate, appears in “Women War and Peace,” a new five part miniseries on PBS (in the US) that started on Tuesday, October 11. From the website:

Women, War & Peace is a bold new five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare.

Click here for a schedule of local air times.


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  1. Join us for the event Post-conflict Liberia: Challenges and Opportunities, December 13, 5:30-7:30 pm, Cowles Auditorium, U of M campus, Minneapolis. Featured panelists are Kira Kay and Jason Maloney, whose report was recently featured on PBSNewsHour and Dr. Wilhelmina Holder, local physician and advocate for collaborative efforts to build sustainable development in her home country. Moderated by Denise Johnson, StarTribune. Sponsored by the Minnesota International Center and The Stanley Foundation and cosponsored by several local organizations. More information at

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