Is war inevitable? Leymah Gbowee loudly and strongly says NO. And she’s got proof. In 2003, the civil war in Liberia raged on. Remember, this was a war that seemingly had no end with unspeakable atrocities on both sides. Gbowee said no more. She led the women of Liberia in a non-violent protest that ended the civil war. Not only that her efforts led to the ouster and imprisonment of the ruthless dictator Charles Taylor. And for all those efforts she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.