Beatrice Epaye’s beloved Central African Republic is a nation in distress, with half of the population food insecure, and more than one-fifth of the population displaced. When the Seleka rebels ruled the streets of Bangui, they invaded the outspoken political figure’s house on several occasions. Undeterred by perpetual threats, together with religious leaders and civil society, this National Transitional Council member, Chairperson of the Council’s Foreign Affairs Committee, and former government minister has organized conferences, participated in radio interviews, and conducted meetings with local and international organizations to describe and condemn the horrors and crimes perpetrated by armed groups. As the current president of the Preparatory Committee for the National Dialogue, she has played a pivotal role in persuading disparate stakeholders, including armed groups, to play a constructive role in reconciliation talks. Her charity association, “Fondation Voix du Coeur,” serves as a safe haven for street children who seek protection against security force abuses, and a shelter and counseling center for abandoned children, many of whom have run away from abusive relationships, sexual slavery, and forced marriages. She tirelessly advocates for better governance, economic development, and civil society freedoms, defends respect for human rights, and promotes national reconciliation.