“Woman means a hero. Her great heart, wisdom and courage determine her as a hero. Because I am a woman, nothing I can’t accomplish. I believe in power and uniqueness I have. I don’t care and I will never care about society which usually confuses me with my disability just because of prejudices and stereotypes. I am a woman, I am stronger and I was born to make a difference. ”
Anisie Byukusenge

Anisie Byukusenge

Anisie is a 26 year old activist from Rwanda. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting. She is talented in poetry and her poems have been awarded and recognised in festivals both nationally and internationally. Anisie is a youth activist who advocates for empowerment, inclusivity and better access to services for persons with disabilities. She has had roles with organisations focused on people with disabilities such as Umuryango Nyarwanda w’Abagore Bafite Ubumuga (UNABU – the Rwandan Organization of Women with Disability) and UWEZO, an initiative that aims to improve competencies in literacy and numeracy among children. Currently, she is a gender and disability facilitator at VSO Rwanda, working to prevent gender-based violence among girls and women with disabilities.