Comfort Dondo is currently the Founding Executive Director of a culturally specific non-profit organization, Phumulani Minnesota African Women against Violence. Comfort Dondo is a survivor of childhood sexual violence, domestic abuse as a child and adult, and also a survivor of systemic violence. Despite the challenges, Ms. Dondo has overcome against all odds, obtaining two Bachelor’s Degrees with honors, Masters of Public Affairs from The Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and currently a PHD Candidate at St Mary’s University.

In her work, she recently received the St Catherine University Alumni of the year Award, Violence Free Minnesota Advocacy Award, she is also the 2016 recipient of the the Gary DE Cramer Community Leadership Award. In Minnesota she works closely with the Governors office on the Taskforce on ending Sexual Violence. She has also served on the Advisory Board member, for an Immigrant Domestic Abuse Shelter in St Paul, Minnesota, also a member of WILL and WAND Women’s Legislators Lobbying, which works to empower women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism. She currently works closely with U.N women to ensure that gender-based violence is an issue that is combated world-wide.

She is a proud single mother of a 12-year-old son and nine-year old twins. Author of a self help and healing manual to survivors, called “Facing the Giants”, stay tuned for the Book Release, October Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, 2021.Ms Dondo is a transformational speaker, and believes in building sustainable capacity beyond crises response.