“Women, War and Peace” Debuts on PBS

On the heels of winning this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, Liberian activist Leymah Gbowee is among a slew of remarkable women featured in a new documentary series on PBS. She and her fellow Nobel winner, Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, will appear in the second episode of Women, War and Peace, a five-part series exploring how women around the world—from Bosnia to Liberia—experience war much differently than men, particularly in less developed countries, where battles are fought in homes and on the streets. Just as the female experience is different, so is the response—in Gbowee's case, bringing peace meant threatening to strip naked in the city streets. The series premiered October 11 and runs through November; and while the stories are devastating, its heroines prove equally inspiring.