Vaiba Flomo

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Vaiba has worked for the Lutheran Church of Liberia’s Trauma Healing and Reconciliation Program as the women/youth desk officer since 1998.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and public administration from the University of Liberia and was a 2010 Women PeaceMaker at the Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace & Justice.  Vaiba participated in the “Precarious Progress : UN Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security” event organized by the Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice in San Diego, Calif.  Vaiba is featured in the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell and was a member of the first class to graduate from CJP’s Women’s Peacebuilding Leadership Program.

In the past year, Vaiba has extended her work to the GSA Rock Hill Community, which helps to reduce violence among community members and mobilize, organize,  and train women to advocate for water access. For the first time in the history of this community, pipe-born water was installed, because of the advocacy of the women in the community.  And because she believes that peacebuilding is not an event but a process, Viaba also started training kids in peace education.