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Leymah Gbowee won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011, along with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkol Karman "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work." Pray the Devil Back to Hell is broadly credited with helping Leymah reach international recognition before she received the Nobel Prize.


















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Nobel Lecture by Leymah Gbowee (14 minutes)
Leymah Gbowee delivered her Nobel Lecture on 10 December 2011 at the Oslo City Hall, Norway.



Leymah Gbowee appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on November 14, 2011. In this unedited, extended interview, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee discusses leading the women's peace movement that ended Liberia's second civil war.

Women, War & Peace: WATCH PREVIEWS

Pray the Devil Back to Hell had its U.S broadcast premiere on Oct 18th as Episode 2 of the groundbreaking special series Women, War & Peace on PBS.

Below are two previews of Women, War & Peace: first a two-minute trailer, then a 16-minute highlight reel. Please enjoy and share — both are freely embeddable!

Visit the PBS Video page to watch shorts, previews, and full episodes!

Women, War & Peace TRAILER (2 min)

Watch the full episode. See more Women War and Peace.

Women, War & Peace HIGHLIGHT REEL (16 min)

Watch the full episode. See more Women War and Peace.

Theatrical Trailer of Pray the Devil Back to Hell

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How it Began

Sex Strike

The Women on Charles Taylor

Confronting Charles Taylor

Liberia Is Their Home


Leymah Gbowee JFK Profile in Courage Award Acceptance Speech

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Leymah Gbowee's acceptance speech at the JFK Profile in Courage Award® ceremony, May 18, 2009.

Leymah Gbowee, Vaiba Flomo and Janet Johnson Bryant accepted the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award from Caroline Kennedy on behalf of their countrywomen of Liberia for pushing for peace and paving the way for democracy after years of violent conflict in their country.

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