In order to most effectively serve its mission in support of Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Roberta Gbowee, the Gbowee Peace Foundation has decided to consolidate its operations in Liberia, effective November 30, 2014. The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa will continue to operate in Monrovia, the capital of the Republic of Liberia, Madame Gbowee’s home country. For all inquiries about the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, please contact Executive Director Williametta Saydee-Tarr at tarrw [at] gboweepeaceafrica [dot] org.
The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa has partnered with Global Giving, a charity fundraising web site that gives social entrepreneurs and non-profits from anywhere in the world a chance to raise the money that they need to improve their communities. If you are interested in supporting Ms. Gbowee’s work, please click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa: Global Giving, Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa
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Speaking Engagement Requests for Leymah Gbowee
To arrange an in-person speaking appearance in the United States for Leymah Gbowee, please contact her U.S. speaker’s bureau, Peace is Loud:
To arrange an in-person speaking appearance for Leymah Gbowee outside the United States, please contact: gboweeassistant [at] gmail [dot] com
About Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa
The mission of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) is to promote holistic transformation in Africa by facilitating equal access to opportunities in all spheres of influence. Its vision is a peaceful and reconciled Africa that recognizes and utilizes the skills and talents of all, regardless of gender and ethnicity. How GPFA Got Its Logo: The Unity Circle sculpture is a traditional West African wood carving of three intertwined figures holding up a shared bow. It symbolizes community, cohesion, and cooperation. These values underpin the GPFA's efforts to build a peaceful, reconciled Africa through the inclusive efforts of men, women and the youth. GPFA focuses its efforts by empowering women and youth—traditionally marginalized from meaningful decision-making roles—to fulfill leadership positions in their schools and communities.
Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Laureate
2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker, public speaker, and women’s rights advocate. She is founder and current President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa. She also founded the Liberia Reconciliation Initiative and is co-Founder and former Executive Director of Women Peace and Security Network Africa (WIPSEN-A). She is also a founding member and former Liberia Coordinator of Women in Peacebuilding Network/West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP). Leymah currently serves as a member of the High-Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development. She is a board member of the Federation of Liberian Youth. Leymah’s leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace – which brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s civil war in 2003 – is chronicled in her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and in the documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, Gbowee Peace Foundation and the PeaceJam Foundation, and she is a member of the African Women Leaders Network for Reproductive Health and Family Planning. She holds a M.A. in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University (Harrisonburg, VA). She also received a Doctor of Laws (LLD) honoris causa from Rhodes University in South Africa and the University of Alberta in Canada, and a Doctor Honoris Causa in Specialty Management and Conflict Resolution from Polytechnic University in Mozambique. After receiving the Barnard College Medal of Distinction, she was named a Distinguished Fellow in Social Justice, a Visiting Transnational Fellow at the Center for Research on Women and Fellow in Residence at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College for the 2013/2014 academic year. Leymah is the proud mother of six children.
Women, Peace and Security Network Africa