Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize shares her inspirational, powerful story of how a group of women working together created an unstoppable force that brought peace to Liberia.
As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that destroyed her country and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Propelled by her realization that it is women and girls who suffer most during conflicts, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action. Propelled by her realization that women and children are the ones who suffer most during conflicts - and that the power of women working together can create an unstoppable force. In 2003, Gbowee helped organize and lead the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords. With an army of women, Gbowee helped lead her nation to peace, and in the process emerged as an international leader who changed history.