Through life experience, Consolee Nishimwe seeks to advocate for women and girls

Consolee Nishimwe (Contributed)

By Shania DeGroot

Consolee Nishimwe, 41, lives in New York City and devotes much of her time to advocating for women’s rights as well as helping the people who have survived genocide-related trauma. Nishimwe, a Rwandan genocide survivor, recalls much of her current work being influenced by the trauma she experienced during her childhood in Rwanda.

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