The Liberian peace activist is the founder of Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, an organization that provides leadership and education opportunities across the continent. Her target over the years has been more in the rural areas, where few educational opportunities exist. Here, her organization supports young girls and women with college scholarships. In 2011, Gbowe won the won the Nobel Peace Prize for her commitment to leading a women’s peace movement that helped end the Second Liberian Civil War. Through her “Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace” movement, women were encouraged not to take part in violent protests and more which subsequently enhanced peace in the region.