Everybody has a voice. Nobody is voiceless.
Joyce J. Wangui wants to paint a picture of the horrors of conflict especially for women. I also want to illustrate the winding quest for justice that I have seen so many victims embark on and explain why this quest is important even though it is often unfruitful.
She believes in telling the stories of women in their own words. Joyce has seen the power of a well-told story. It has the power to ensure justice, restore peace and bring back someone’s dignity.
Joyce J. Wangui is a Kenyan freelance journalist covering the International Criminal Justice beat. She has a wealth of experience in reporting on sexual violence in conflict particularly the gendered violations inflicted on Kenyan women [and men] during the 2007/08 post election violence. Her reporting aims at giving voice and visibility to the plight of survivors in their quest for healing, justice and accountability. She has reported in-depth on the Kenyan trials at the International Criminal Court (ICC), the Jean-Pierre Bemba trial (also at The Hague) and the Hissène Habré trial Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese court system. Joyce remains deeply concerned about the plight of victims of poll-related sexual violence and actively uses her Twitter handle @JJWangui to advocate for rape justice and offer tactful communication support to survivors of sexualized violence in Kenya and beyond.