Changing a Nation at War
Gbowee, a member of the Lutheran church in Liberia, is a peace activist who brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that ended Liberia's civil war in 2003, as chronicled in her memoir, "Mighty Be Our Powers," and in the award-winning documentary "Pray the Devil Back to Hell."
Gbowee helped organize and then lead the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, confronting Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. Gbowee emerged as an international leader who changed history, marking the vanguard of a new wave of women taking control of their political destiny around the world.
She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.