Zainab Bangura has a long and widely acclaimed track-record of speaking out against mass atrocities, corruption, and sexual violence, for which she has been widely recognized and celebrated. From 2012 to 2017, Bangura was the United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Prior to her time at the UN, Bangura was the Minister of Health and Sanitation (2010-2012) and the Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007-2010) of Sierra Leone. Bangura has been awarded numerous prizes for her efforts in the fields of justice, human rights, and the prevention of sexual and gender based violence.
She joined the Africa Group for Justice and Accountability (AGJA) in December 2017.