Effecting Change through Women's Activism in Liberia

  • Leymah Gbowee
Volume 40 Number 2
Published: March 1, 2009
This article highlights historical issues of injustice and violence against women in conflict‐torn societies in West Africa. It provides examples of women's participation in the struggle for freedom and the search for peace and reconciliation, focusing on the role of women in catalysing and supporting the recent peace process in Liberia and Sierra Leone. It is based upon the author's own involvement as a women's activist in Liberia.
From Issue: Vol. 40 No. 2 (2009) | Transforming Security and Development in an Unequal World