Esther Ibanga born Nigeria April 18, 1982. Nigerian Christian pastor. Protested Jos massacres with peace march of 100,000 women and children, 2010. When killing continued, she joined Muslim woman leader Khadija Hawaja to found Women Without Walls Initiative, 2011; they led joint peace march with roses, 2014.
"We want to do away with the walls that divide and separate us, whether it's the walls of social class or the wall of ethnicity or the walls of religion. . . We really cannot join the politicians in this fight. We are mothers. We are life givers and we are solution bearers. And we think that we should bring solutions to the table, rather than dwell on the problem." (Public Radio Iinternational, Jan. 14, 2015)