Do you think women might have something to say about peace? Watch this and you’ll see why the answer is most assuredly yes! Celebrate the launch of the Women Waging Peace Network at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego. Emcee Swanee Hunt, the former US Ambassador to Austria, leads a panel of peacemakers marking the success of the more than a thousand women from around the world. Learn how women have joined together to serve as negotiators, experts, advocates, policymakers, and other roles crucially needed in peace processes. There’s a whole lot of wisdom on offer here.
Leymah Gbowee, winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, and others were credited with ushering in a period of peace and freedom in war-torn Liberia, which led to the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2005, the first female president of an African nation.
In an inspiring new program from the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego, Gbowee recounts her role in launching the women’s peace movement that helped bring an end to Liberia’s civil war in 2003.
Watch “Transforming Conflict through Nonviolent Coalitions with Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee” on UCSD-TV tonight (April 15) at 8pm, or watch it now online with just one click. You might also want to browse all the videos in the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice series, as well as UCTV’s extensive video collection of Nobel Laureates from every discipline.