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Leymah Gbowee as the Honorary Keynote Speaker at the GlobeMed Summit 2013!!

A little bit about her:

Leymah Gbowee, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, helped organize an inter-religious coalition of Christian and Muslim women called the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace movement, in which thousands of women staged pray-ins and nonviolent protests putting pressure on high-level institutions for change. This pushed Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, into exile and laid the foundation for a peaceful election of Africa’s first female head of state.

Ms. Gbowee believes wholeheartedly in the power of young people. “We go into rural communities and all we do – is create the space. When these girls sit… you unlock great leaders.” 

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