Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, the Government Director of Stand to Finish Rape Initiative (STER), has been named within the inaugural TIME 100 Next list of people shaping the way forward for their fields and defining the subsequent technology of management.
The list was launched on Wednesday, November 13. It’s an enlargement of the TIME 100 list of probably the most influential individuals on the earth and highlights 100 rising stars who’re shaping the way forward for enterprise, leisure, sports activities, politics, well being, science and activism, and extra.
Ms. Osowobi’s story is an inspiring one and that makes her success all of the extra wonderful.
She based STER in June 2014 after surviving sexual violence. She had participated within the 2011 common elections in Nigeria, the place she served as an electoral officer underneath the Nationwide Youth Corps Service (NYSC).
Throughout the election, Oluwaseun resisted election rigging and, because of this, she was raped.
Shocked by the dearth of assets accessible for sexual assault survivors in Nigeria, Oluwaseun began her NGO to assist rape victims.
STER is an award-winning youth-led not-for-profit group advancing gender equality, advocating in opposition to gender-based violence and offering medical, authorized and psychological assist to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria.
Reacting to being acknowledged by TIME, Oluwaseun tweeted:
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FEEL! IN MY LITTLE CORNER, GOD FOUND ME & GAVE ME AN ASSIGNMENT. I OBEYED! THEN HE BLESSED WITH ME THE BEST TEAM!
NOW GOD IS SHOWING OFF WITH MY LIFE. HE IS EMBARRASSING ME.
YOU MAY NOT KNOW, BUT I KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS TO ME. LOCAL WOMAN WITH A GLOBAL GOD.