WHEN IT WASN'T POPULAR
Since 1998 Visionaries lead the way and show others that it can be done on a very grassroots level. International Liberian activist, Leymah Gbowee is best known for her powerful ability to have brought together women from the Christian and Muslim faith to peacefully protest and overcome the hostile and violent Liberian civil war. After finishing high school and being trained as a trauma-informed counselor, she joined the Women in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET) and quickly became an influential leader. Through this influence, Leymah was able to organize women from all ethnic backgrounds, which gained the attention of Liberia's president and other prominent leaders'. Through Leymah's boldness, organizing, protesting, and persistence, where she was able to finally see the day that the civil war that once was, was no more. Leymah did what people told her she couldn't do as an African woman. She reached heights that people said to her that she couldn't reach.
Leymah is a 2011 noble peace prize winner and the recipient of many other prestigious awards. In addition to her awards, her film "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" which documented her fight against the violence in Liberia has gotten recognized from many credible film festivals around the world. We call Leymah Gbowee a visionary and leader as she changed the entire course of a country through her passion and grassroots organizing.
WE PAY HOMAGE TO LEYMAH GBOWEE