- For Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Nobel Peace Prize announcement comes as she wraps up her re-election campaign. Voters in Liberia head to the polls on Tuesday. The other Liberian Nobel-winner, Leymah Gbowee, is the founder of the Women For Peace movement, credited by some for bringing an end to the civil war in 2003. The movement started humbly in 2002 when Gbowee organized a group of women to sing and pray for an end to fighting in a fish market. Democracy Now! speaks to Emira Woods, a Liberia native and co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C.

For the complete transcript, podcast, and for additional information about Democracy Now!, visit

Twitter: @democracynow
Subscribe on YouTube:
Daily Email News Digest:

Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now!
today, visit

Loading more stuff…

Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?

Loading videos…