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October 10, 2011-Staff Notes, Liberia

HU congratulates Liberian 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners

On Friday, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced its 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winners--including two from Liberia: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and peace activist Leymah Gbowee. Each were recognized for their “nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peacebuilding work.”

Liberia is in the midst of a profound social transformation. After decades of civil war, the country is now emerging as a beacon of hope and successful redevelopment in West Africa. Humanity United has supported Liberia’s reconstruction since 2007, engaging in efforts aimed at helping to reduce the likelihood of a return to mass violence and to help build a successful democratic state.

Humanity United congratulates President Sirleaf and Ms. Gbowee on their award.

Read a recent blog post from Investment Director Michael Kleinman about Humanity United’s conflict early warning strategy in Liberia here.