Nathalie Menyimana

Research Intern

Nathalie is committed to human rights, with a particular interest in children’s rights in conflict and post-conflict situations. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Rwanda where she wrote a dissertation on the recruitment and use of children in armed conflicts with a focus on the Great Lakes Region. She also holds a Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Transitional Justice, Human Rights and the Rule of Law from the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Nathalie is currently enrolled in MAS in children’s rights at the University of Geneva.

Nathalie has worked with different NGOs, local and international, on the issue of women’s and children’s rights. While interning at Arigatou International, she holds the position of legal researcher at International Women’s Initiative (IWI) as a volunteer and her responsibilities mainly involve writing articles and reports on trendy topics related to women’s and children’s rights. She has also worked with Trial international where she first produced a research on a topic related to human rights and later as a translator – from Kirundi to French and vice versa – with victims of international crimes of torture and sexual violence.

Nathalie is originally from Burundi and speaks Kirundi, French, English, Kinyarwanda and has knowledge of Swahili.