Surviving A Genocide

Spontaneous Moments of Conversation

23-12-2022 • 37 min

Consolee Nishimwe is a survivor of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda and lived through the horrors of that genocide at the age of fourteen. Consolee suffered insurmountable physical and emotional torture for three months, hiding from place to place to evade capture and certain death. In the end, she miraculously survived with her mother and younger sister, but her father and three young brothers were savagely murdered.

Consolee’s miraculous and inspiring story of survival is a grim testament of hope and faith triumphing over tragedy and provides lessons that will help anyone who is grappling with difficulties in their life. She is a committed speaker on the genocide, a defender of global women’s rights, and an advocate for other genocide survivors.

This conversation contains very difficult topics, so be aware. I also want to make you aware of the darkness around us, as it can lead us to understand the light. This powerful conversation will move you and show you that even in the darkest times, hope can be a light to guide us.