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Liberia: How a Nobel Laureate Turned Fear into Fortitude

PRESS RELEASE Boston — Before Leymah Gbowee was able to make sig­nif­i­cant social change in Liberia, lead the women’s move­ment there in the early 2000s, and earn the des­ig­na­tion of Nobel lau­reate, she had to break down walls. Not lit­eral walls made of brick and mortar, but walls con­structed using fear and vit­riol. Walls that led those in her home country to see one another as things, rather than people. “When we are per­sis­tently told that someone from this group is evil and you act on it, you build a…

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