Women's Activism NYC

Rosemary Nyirumbe

1974 - Today

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Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is one of Times most influential people in 2014. Rosemary is an catholic Nun where her work of humanity has been captured by the hearts of many high profile supporters such as Bill and Chelsea Clinton. Rosemary has dedicated her life to helping girls who were captive by warlord Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army. Rosemary is a native of Uganda and has started serving the people when she had entered Catholic order of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1976. She has also been the director of St. Monica's since 2001 and has given hope to 2,000 women who were held captive, many of the women were mistreated physically, emotionally, and mentally. She has given the people a way to support themselves by job training on how to tailor and other vital skills. 250 children live at St. Monica and Rosemary also oversee's a second school in Atiak, Uganda. Rosemary also has her own book published which is called, "The Sewing Hope" and this book was also made into a documentary by the filmmaker Derek Watson and narrated by Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. Rosemary had also composed a statement that she never sleeps before midnight because she is making sure all the kids are safe.

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