Who We Are
We are a youth-led Not-for-Profit Organization advocating against sexual violence, providing prevention mechanisms and supporting survivors with psychosocial services. We advocate for rape survivors who can’t speak about their ordeal due to stigmatization, by enlighten our community on the need to end rape and victim blaming. We use various platforms to educate people and also engage in interactive sessions via social media. We are working towards the day when rape is part of history, rather than a part of our everyday lives.
Our Mission Statement
To end all forms of rape and to provide education and reverse thinking actions that contribute to rape, we shall provide healing and support for victims of rape. We shall also engage teens and youths in preventive and anti-rape programs. To ensure adequate punishment is meted against perpetrators and that victim blaming/stigmatisation is a thing of the past.
To know more about us, you can contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Vision Statement
To create a society where women, men and children are free from rape & sexual violence.
Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi (Executive Director)
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 2015 fellow of the Vital Voices Women Lead Fellowship. Ayodeji 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) and under her leadership, at the 2014 Social Media Awards Africa, STER Initiative won an award for the Best Use of Social Media by an NGO in Africa.
Ayodeji was selected as the only young activist from Nigeria to attend The Carter Center’s “Mobilizing Action for Women and Girls in West Africa” Forum in Ghana. She uses her voice in the social media space to create awareness amongst Nigeria’s growing social media users on rape and gender-based violence among other issues.
She can be contacted via Ayodeji@standtoendrape.org
Oluwaseun Adetunji (Program Coordinator, Advocacy)
Oluwaseun Adetunji is a branding specialist with experience in the FCMG and financial sectors. She has managed (and still manages) top Nigerian brands, building strategies for equity building and innovation. Oluwaseun is passionate about fairness and leaving the world a little better than she met it. Her qualifications are; ACIM – Chartered Institute of Marketing UK and BSc. Olabisi Onabanjo University.
Oluwaseun serves as the Program Coordinator, Advocacy for Stand to End Rape Initiative and can be contacted via Oluwaseun@standtoendrape.org.
Mercy Munyale Kwabe Content curator
is a graduate of Political Science from Covenant University and has a diploma in Global Leadership. She holds a Masters degree in Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security from Coventry University. She is currently running a PhD program and her research is centered on Sexual Violence Against Children. She has passion for writing and reading as well.
Eniola Olushola Lawal Lead of STER Initiative Abuja
Eniola Olushola Lawal graduated from the University of Ilorin with a degree in Economics and also holds a Diploma in Public Health. Her passion is to see the world become a better place, where the issue of rape becomes a thing of the past. She uses her infographics knowledge to spread awareness about the menace of rape and domestic violence. She currently serves as the Lead of STER Initiative Abuja.
Jephtah Abu Lead of STER Initiative Port-Harcourt
Jephtah Abu is passionate about gender violence and breaking the stigma attached to it. He loves writing poems and enjoys volunteering, which he is currently doing as the Lead of STER Initiative Port-Harcourt.
Jolaoluwa Ayeye is the Head of Programs: Safe Space Project. She graduated from the University of Durham with a degree in Politics and Philosophy. She is a traditional and social media enthusiast and in reading and telling stories that have not gotten enough representation. Jolaoluwa is also very passionate about women’s rights, poverty alleviation and governance.
Wuraola Abulata Social Media Manager
Wuraola Abulatan is a creative writer and communications professional who identifies as a passionate feminist. She is passionate about sexual education, awareness and providing support to victims of sexual abuse and gender-based violence. As the Social Media Manager, Wuraola passionately works on making Stand to End Rape Initiative (STER) the first line of support to survivors of sexual violence online.
Born in Freetown Sierra Leone ,Najite is the third of 6 children. Having lived on five continents, she is multilingual and loves to experience all cultures and art forms.
Jumoke is an Artist out of Lagos, she uses Photography, Text and Video-Art as her means of expression. A graduate of English Studies from the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria. She continues to push the envelope with her unique take on the lifestyle of Africans with projects that celebrate the rich cultural diversity within the continent. She is a member of The X-perspective, Black Female Photographers Association,American Photography Association and Invisible Borders Trans African Photography Project
In the summer of 2015 her project Silence Des Femme was shortlisted for the PRISMA Human Rights Award by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EUIC) in collaboration with Lightbox. The Silence Des Femme Series was also showcased at the AUC headquarters in August 2015 in Addis Ababa to commemorate the World Humanitarian Day.
Akinwunmi Oluniyi Nathan Akiremi
Akinwunmi Oluniyi Nathan Akiremi aka ‘FLOROCKA’ reveres and respects the power and inspiration behind his chosen art form. The singer, songwriter, producer, sound engineer, and legal practitioner recognized music’s impact even as a young Law undergraduate and treasured it as a gift.
His record company ROCKANATION is home to several young creative geniuses who are being trained and groomed for greatness and his social media expression #FLOSPEAKS reflects his perspective on life as a spiritual being.
popularly known as 4LaH is a versatile and talented broadcaster with vast experience in Entertainment Broadcasting. Having hosted several shows, both on Television and Radio, and also lending her voice to several audio adverts and jingles, she currently works as an on air personality with 99.3FM Nigeria Info Lagos.
She is a motivational speaker, a bible study class teacher and committed to inspiring young people (especially those in the entertainment industry), to achieve God’s purpose for their lives.