Keeping the Dreams of Young Women Alive in Africa
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia is the first democratically-elected female leader of an African nation. In 2011, she shared the Nobel Peace Prize for her work on behalf of women’s rights. During a recent visit to the George W. Bush Institute, President Sirleaf discussed why the U.S. should continue to invest in such global health care initiatives as the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). She also commented upon the role women are playing in emerging democracies across Africa.