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    Caroline Kennedy and Women of Liberia

    Caroline Kennedy pictured with the Women of Liberia: Leymah Gbowee, Viaba Flomo, and Janet Johnson Bryant, Profile in Courage Award recipients, May 18, 2009. Gbowee and her collegues risked their lives to stop the cycle of violence and oppression that had kept dictators and warlords in power for decades.

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    Rebecca Onie 2009

    At the age of 19, Rebecca Onie founded Project HEALTH, a non-profit health agency that seeks to break the link between poverty and poor health. As a volunteer in a pediatric clinic at Boston Medical Center, Onie found that many patients returned to the clinic with recurring illnesses stemming from poor living conditions, inadequate diets, and other...

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    Leymah Gbowee and the Women of Liberia (2009)

    After watching her native Liberia devolve into a decadelong civil war in which violence, rape, and murder became part of daily life, Leymah Gbowee brought together several dozen women to pray for peace. That effort launched a movement of ordinary Christian and Muslim women who rose up together to help put an end to Liberia’s civil war. Gbowee an...

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Caroline Kennedy and Women of Liberia

Caroline Kennedy pictured with the Women of Liberia: Leymah Gbowee, Viaba Flomo, and Janet Johnson Bryant, Profile in Courage Award recipients, May 18, 2009.

Caroline Kennedy pictured with the Women of Liberia: Leymah Gbowee, Viaba Flomo, and Ja...