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Leymah Roberta Gbowee

Biography of Leymah Roberta Gbowee, Executive Director, Women, Peace and Security Network - Africa, Ghana

Leymah Roberta Gbowee is the Executive Director of the Women, Peace and Security Network - Africa (WIPSEN-Africa). She was formerly the Coordinator for Women in Peacebuilding Network/ West African Network for Peacebuilding (WIPNET/WANEP) and has served as the Commissioner-designate for the Liberia Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Leymah has developed and facilitated workshops on Trauma Counseling, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding and demonstrates a lifelong commitment to social justice and sustainable development for community transformation.

As a Coordinator for WIPNET/WANEP, Leymah has provided leadership and direction to a network of women peacebuilders in nine of Liberia’s fifteen counties to promote collaborative conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives among community based women’s groups and organizations. She recently served as a presenter for UNIFEM’s “Women and the DDRR (disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and repatriation) Process” at the United Nations. Leymah also served as a resource person for the Liberian Women and DDRR Centre for Conflict Resolution in Cape Town, South Africa.

Leymah has a wide range of certified training in conflict prevention and peace building. The programs through which she has been trained and certified include: the Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Training at the United Nations Institute for Training, the Healing Victims of War Trauma Center in Cameroon, and Non-Violent Peace Education in Liberia.


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Women Peacebuilders Speak at Press Conference on SCR 1325
Presented by: Leymah Roberta Gbowee, Executive Director, Women in Peacebuilding Network/ West African Women for Peacebuilding, Liberia.

This video archive is a Press Conference that includes Leymah Gbowee and Barbara Bangura as speakers. Leymah begins to speak at 3 minutes and 27 seconds.
26 October 2006