2019 - 16 Days of Activism

Meet Gladys Arthur, Liberia

“If you don't start the journey, you will never have anyone to hold your hand, to say let's push forward. Because you, yourself, have to say—yes, I'm ready."  


Meet Gladys Arthur, Liberia

Gladys Arthur is a courageous human rights defender. During Liberia's Civil War she was held captive for years by a rebel fighter. Gladys bravely testified about her experiences at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) after the war, and is using her voice to help others who are dealing with trauma. She is now studying to become a human rights lawyer. Watch below to hear Gladys' story in her own words.


Watch Camp 72, an incredible documentary by filmmaker, Seema Mathur, which follows Gladys' life after the war and her journey for justice in Liberia.

Earlier this year Gladys attended Claiming Our Space: Emerging Feminist Voices for Peace—our summit co-hosted by Nobel peace laureate, Leymah Gbowee, and the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa!