On September 23rd, Uganda’s Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe attended the “Sewing Hope” screening in New York to launch the documentary which is based on her work with former, female child soldiers. The lauded leader teaches these women to sew at St. Monica’s Girls Tailoring Center in Gulu, Uganda so they can become self-reliant and regain their dignity.

During Joseph Kony’s reign of terror in the 1990s, Ugandan child soldiers were abducted and forced to commit war crimes as part of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Now the victims of his crimes have to rebuild their lives as adult women, who bore the children of his soldiers, and are working towards: reconciliation, redemption and building a future that is filled with hope thanks to Sister Rosemary’s work.

See the full Sewing Hope documentary