Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is a women’s rights advocate who has made it her life’s mission to provide shelter and a better life for women and children in Uganda who have been affected by violence and exploitation. She was also recently named one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”. She recently stopped by the Colbert Report to share her thoughts on the ongoing situation in Nigeria, her hopes that conflicts can be resolved peacefully and her sense of humor.
Sister Rosemary has also writtern a book titled Sewing Hope: Joseph Kony tore these girls’ lives apart. Can she stitch them back together?.
Sewing Hope tells the story of one woman’s fight to bring hope back to her nation. Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe presides over Saint Monica’s Vocational School in Gulu, Uganda. She lived through the horror created by Kony’s LRA and now works to heal the wounds he inflicted on her people. She invites formerly abducted girls to Saint Monica’s where they learn skills to provide for their families. Through vocational training, these young women gain independence. Through community with their fellow students, they find forgiveness. Through the restoration of their lost futures, they find hope.