MEET OLUWASEUN AYODEJI OSOWOBI , THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF STAND TO END RAPE INITIATIVE (S.T.E.R).
Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi is a graduate of Development Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations with specialization in Gender Studies from Swansea University, United Kingdom. She started her advocacy work by interning at the United Nations Headquarters, New York and Half the Sky Movement where she wrote articles on women, girls, children and social justice.
She is a 2018 Women Deliver, Rise Up for Change and Vital Voices Women Lead Fellow. Oluwaseun has worked as a project manager for Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE). She is currently the Executive Director of Stand to End Rape Initiative (STER); under her leadership, STER Initiative won an award for the Best Use of Social Media by an NGO in Africa at the 2014 Social Media Awards, Africa.
Oluwaseun’s story is filled with pain, hope and survival. Having survived sexual violence, her story became a message for other women and a voice to her generation with a dedication to break the silence on sexual violence, help survivors speak up and ensure victims of gender-based violence can receive adequate and holistic support. She has dedicated her energy to a cause that seeks to ensure perspectives and narratives that contribute to gender-based violence, while enlightening our communities on the need to end gender inequality as a bedrock for violence against women and girls.
Her advocacy also touches issues on education, HIV/AIDS, Mental health, female genital mutilation and teenage pregnancy to name a few.
Did we forget to mention that through her hard work, she has bagged quite a number of awards among which is the 2017 Future Awards Africa Prize for Advocacy and fellowship and was currently named as one of the inaugural Obama Foundation Leaders Africa Fellowship.
Well done Oluwaseun Osowobi, We celebrate your strength and great work.