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Gbowee fight for girl's education in Liberia

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Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian woman who won the Nobel peace prize alongside President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last year, has launched a foundation aimed at lifting young girls out of social squalor. Gbowee says teenage pregnancy and low literacy are among the main problems facing girls in Liberia. But those challenges are surmountable.