This video from Women War & Peace shows the Liberian women’s commitment to maintaining peace in their country. Despite their victory in Accra, Ghana, when they return home they vow to stay active. The first step is to forgive the rebels who brought so much violence to their country. Many of these rebels were child soldiers, and were victims as much as the civilians in Liberia. The women also began fighting for an elected democracy in hopes of maintaining peace. In January 2006 their persistence paid off—Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was elected president.
Learn more about the documentary Women, War & Peace: Pray the Devil Back to Hell.