Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Leymah Gbowee
Sub-Saharan Africa
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Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee shares the history of Liberia’s civil wars and the impact they have had on the country’s culture,infrastructure,, economy, and people—especially its women. She tells the inspiring story of how Liberian women decided to shun traditional methods of protest against the Second Civil War and instead ran large-scale sit-ins,encouraged women to participate politically, occupied official premises to enforce peace talks, and even launched a “sex strike.” While their movement was ultimately successful in bringing about peace, Gbowee cautions that the women of Liberia still face issues such as rape, teen prostitution, and high maternal mortality rates.

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