After starvation, public rape, and being forced to watch their husbands and children murdered and cannibalized, the women of Liberia stood up and stopped a 15 year civil war. Their tenacity and influence ripped through the red tape, brought UN troops to Liberian soil and put an end to the fighting.
It took a small group of educated and determined Liberian women to lead their Liberian sisters and bring about peace in their country. The unity of these women in calling an end to the civil war is at the very least, inspiring. Watch the video and see what faith, determination and unity, can do for a country.
Now, the aftermath of the war can still be seen in the eyes of hundreds of thousands of orphaned children, the abandoned buildings and destroyed infrastructure of Liberia. The hope of the future lies in education.