Topic: Leymah Gbowee

Video: Nobel Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee Asks Where The Angry American Women Are?

Video:  Nobel Prize Winner Leymah Gbowee Asks Where The Angry American Women Are?

This week at the  Women in the World Summit 2011 Nobel Peace laureate Leymah Gbowee, who led the Women of Liberia’s mass action for peace and stopped more than a decade of brutal civil war, asked where all the angry American women are? She said more women should have been angry and speaking up during the debt ceiling negotiations and in these past few weeks with all these reproductive rights issues. “As long as we continue to engage from a position of weakness, they will never respect us,” Gbowee said of men, speaking at the third annual Women in the World conference. “It is time for women to stop being politely angry. It’s time for us to get up.” She said men should not be allowed to comment on women’s reproductive rights because you should only qualify to talk about it if you have been through the process. More »

Who Are The Three Women That Won The Nobel Peace Prize?

Who Are The Three Women That Won The Nobel Peace Prize?

In a declaration that shows the Nobel Peace Prize Committee recognizes the importance of women’s rights, it awarded its annual Peace Prize on Friday to three women who campaign against war and oppression to secure these rights. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Africa’s first freely elected female head of state, shared the $1.5 million with compatriot Leymah Gbowee, who led a “sex strike” among her efforts against Liberia’s civil war, and Arab activist Tawakul Karman, who hailed the award as a victory for democracy in Yemen. The fact that three women won the award is a huge moment but the fact that they won for their fight to improve women’s plights all over the world is extremely significant. More »