host picture

  | Bookmark and Share

Sally Armstrong: Ascent of Women

ascent of women.jpg
Nobel Peace laureate Leymah Gbowee, mobilised women from across Liberia's ethnic and religious divides to call for an end to Liberia's brutal 14-year civil war.  Militiamen raped women in the region throughout the civil war.  The women prayed and protested for days on end, demanding that the conflict between former President Charles Taylor and rebel forces stop, which it did and enabled a free election in 2005. 

The story of Liberian women and their protest is just one of many in a new book called "Ascent of Women", written by Human Rights activist, journalist, author and a member of the Order of Canada, Sally Armstrong. 

The book deals with some of the difficult situations around the world that have turned into an opportunity for women to make their voices heard and to make change happen. Sally Armstrong spoke with Sonali Karnick on All In A Weekend.
Download Flash Player to view this content.