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Rosemary Nyirumbe


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Sister Dr. Rosemary Nyirumbe, SHS, is a member of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Gulu. She holds a Ph.D. in education, an M.S. in leadership, and a B.A. in development studies and ethics. Sr. Nyirumbe currently serves as the director of St. Monica’s Girls’ Tailoring Center where she works with women and girls that have survived horrific acts of violence due to the civil war. The center focuses on the restoration of dignity and capacity building through advocacy, formal education, vocational training, and psychological services. While working at the center, Sr. Nyirumbe developed a program to help students generate income by creating purses from soda pop tabs. This influential work has been chronicled in the book and documentary film Sewing Hope. Sr. Nyirumbe is also a global humanitarian worker. She has traveled the world advocating on behalf of the school and bringing attention to the ongoing violence in Ghana as well as building two primary clinics to cater to the health of women. This past summer, she convened the Grassroots Women’s Peace Conference and brought together nine grassroots women’s organizations to develop solution-based initiatives for gender violence in the region. Sr. Nyirumbe is part of the inaugural cohort of the Women in Faith Leadership Fellowship and hopes to enhance her networking, advocacy, and resource mobilization skills.

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