Changemaker Project- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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        AlJazeeraEnglish. One on One - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. YouTube. YouTube, 18 Dec. 2012. Web. 11 Jan. 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUcvSDK-UYs&gt;.

        Allison, Simon, ed. Fellow Nobel peace prize winner criticises Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The Guardian Africa, 10 Oct. 2012. Web. 11 Jan. 2013. <http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/10/former-ally-ellen-johnson-sirleaf>.

        “Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.” Wikipedia. 2012. Wikipedia. Web. 11 Jan. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Johnson_Sirleaf>.

         Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-- Forbes. Forbes, Aug. 2012. Web. 11 Jan. 2013. <http://www.forbes.com/profile/ellen-johnson-sirleaf/>.

        "Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Nobel Lecture". Nobelprize.org. 12 Jan 2013              http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2011/johnson_sirleaf-lecture.html

         Liberia: Full Text of Cyrus Wleh Badio’s Exclusive Interview with Her   Excellency, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to Welcome the New Year. allAfrica, 2 Jan. 2013. Web. 11 Jan. 2013. <http://allafrica.com/stories/201301021366.html>.

         Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Fork Films, 2008. Web. 11 Jan. 2013. <http://praythedevilbacktohell.com/>.

         Pray the Devil Back to Hell. PBS Video. Public Broadcasting Service, 18 Oct. 2011. Web. 11 Jan. 2013. <http://video.pbs.org/video/2155873888/>.

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Nobel Lecture

Nobelprize.org, The Official Web Site of the Nobel Prize
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In 2011, Sirleaf won the noble peace prize, along with Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkakol Karmen. Gbowee and Sirleaf both won the prize for their work in the Liberian peace movement, and their advancement of women's rights. The site also links to a interview with Sirleaf, and her acceptance speech. Both of these videos show the determination and charisma that allowed Sirleaf to reach her goals.

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One on One - Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Liberia's president shares her experiences on the journey to becoming Africa's first female head of state.
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This is an excellent, excellent video. It's long, twenty minutes, but if you see nothing else on this site, watch, or at least skim this. As the description of the video says, "Liberia's president shares her experiences on the journey to becoming Africa's first female head of state". Sirleaf gives great context to her life, and talks about the barriers she faced, and faced down. 

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Fellow Nobel peace prize winner criticises Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Leymah Gbowee quits as head of Peace and Reconciliation Commission and launches scathing attack on president's record, says Simon Allison
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I don't want this to take away from the accoplishments of Sirleaf, but her record as a president has not been ideal. In 2005, she promised that she would not accept a second term if she won the election, but re-ran and won the 2011 election. Her administration has been accused of nepotism and corruption, for example, her three sons are all in high-ranking positions. However, this negative record should not detract from her past accoplishments.

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-- Wikipedia

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Johnson_Sirleaf

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Wikipedia is always useful to aquire background knowledge of a subject, and Sirleaf's page is no exception. However, the truely valuable part of this wiki is the "External Links" section at the bottom. There are copious amount of interviews and speeches there, everything from her address to the U.S. Congress, to her appearance on The Daily Show. 

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Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the award-winning documentary about a group of brave and visionary women who demanded peace for Liberia, a nation torn to shreds by civil war.
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Though nothing new to Contemporary Women Writer's students, this movie provides great context for Sirleaf's accomplishment. While her administration is not perfect, as discussed elsewhere on this site, it is infinitely better than the rape, killing, and mutilation that occurred under Charles Taylor's dictatorship. This is the true impact Sirleaf helped to bring about, saving the lives of Libirian boys and men, and giving basic human rights back to the Libirian women. 

 

Here is the link to the video:

http://video.pbs.org/video/2155873888/

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - Forbes

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Forbes - #82 Power Women
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A very nice, brief overview of Sirleaf's acomplishments, this scoop also serves as evidence of the recognition Sirleaf has earned, both at home and abroad.

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Interview with Her Excellency, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to ...

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (EJS): The overarching thing that came out is, frankly, the launching of the 2030 vision, because that's meant to be a process of transformation; a process that will lead to some very structural ...
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This is an excellent, and very recent, radio interview with Sirleaf.

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