In 2012, Leymah Gbowee founded Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa in Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia. Many girls in Liberia face barriers to completing their schooling, due to poverty, cultural norms, and the lasting impact of the Liberian civil war. Today, Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa has supported more than 75 scholarship recipients to complete their schooling, and has trained hundreds of students in peacebuilding, sexual health, human rights and leadership.
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA, based in New York City, mobilizes resources to support grassroots organizations that increase access to education and development for women and girls in West Africa, with a particular focus on making strategic investments in the work of Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa in Liberia. Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA also promotes public engagement with the vision and work of our founder, Leymah Gbowee, and seeks to share the lessons of her leadership.
We know ensuring girls have access to quality education and are seen as valuable participants in society is vital to address inequality and building sustainable peace.
Your generous support of Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA will help raise the next generation of peace builders, advocates and community leaders in Liberia and West Africa.