Community Organiser and Project Development practitioner. Member of UK WILPF.
Marie-Lyse is from Rwanda and has been living in the UK for over 15 years. Marie-Lyse holds a degree in African Studies and Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Marie-Lyse is a human right activist and has worked with the London Citizens and Independent Asylum commission and STAR (Student Action for Refugees), the national network of student groups working to improve the rights of refugees in the UK, campaigning for refugees asylum seeker issues. Marie-Lyse is also involved with Voices of African Women campaign of UK WILPF , advancing African women’s rights and also working on the promotion of the UN SCR1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Marie-Lyse was a participant in the WILPF U.S. Advancing Women as Peacemakers tour. Marie-Lyse is the founder of Women Peacemakers for Great Lakes Region of Africa, a London-based women group with the aims of fostering acknowledgement of the tragedies of the people of Rwanda, healing and then moving towards sustainable Peace and Reconciliation.