Josephine Opar is a Kenyan-born freelance journalist who has written for The Guardian UK, The Christian Science Monitor, Indiewire and the Urban Perspective (UP) Magazine since graduating in 2013 with a Journalism degree from the United States International University-Africa. Some of the topics she covered as a staff writer at UP Magazine include the flawed legal aid system in Kenya, and how some organisations such as the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA-Kenya) are educating women about their rights.  She covered a story for Indiewire, in New York, about a documentary, Sewing Hope, detailing the work of TIME Magazine’s Most Influential Person honoree (Rose Nyirumbe), who rehabilitates former female child soldiers in Uganda some of whom bore their captors’ children.