Ridelphine Katabesha

Program Coordinator, Human Rights, Sub-Saharan Africa

Ridelphine is a Program Coordinator, Human rights for Sub-Saharan Africa. In her role, she supports the Voices Against Violence Initiative, with specific focus on providing case management for the urgent assistance component of the program as well as programmatic support for the Initiative’s projects.

Prior to joining Vital Voices Global Partnership, Ridelphine worked with the anti-trafficking program at Preble Street in Maine, where she provided intensive case management to survivors of human trafficking, and spearheaded the program’s outreach and training efforts throughout the State of Maine. She also provided translation and interpretation services to refugees and immigrants in medical, social services and legal settings for Catholic Charities and House of Languages in Maine.

Ridelphine received her Law Degree in Private and Judicial Law from Bukavu Official University in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to moving to the United States, she worked with local nonprofits in the DRC where she implemented various projects to promote Human Rights, gender equality, and raise awareness about sexual and gender based violence.

Favorite quote? 

“We can face the worst life has in store for us and create, even in the face of terror, a life of meaning and joy”- Eve Ensler.