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Nobel Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee stands strong for women activists

Nobel Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee stands strong for women activists

Leymah Gbowee's journey from a childhood in Liberia to inspirational speaker at a Beverly Hills salon may be a distance too great to measure in years or miles. The peace activist, 43, who shares the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize with two other women, appeared as the lone speaker about "The Role of Women at the Front Lines of Peace Building" at the Beverly Wilshire hotel Tuesday. In her speech, she delivered a blunt message to a primarily female audience: "Life's never, never just about you." For her -- an unflinching activist who played a pivotal role in ending Liberia's civil war in 2003 by bringing Muslim and Christian women together in peaceful protest --...

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