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
Abimbola Abiola (Co-Director)
Abimbola Abiola’s passion is to foster healing and wholeness wherever there’s need especially in the midst of brokenness caused by sexualized violence and abuse.She’s holds a B.A Degree in Communication and Language Arts at the University of Ibadan. She handles STER’s social media platforms.
She can be contacted via Abimbola@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.
Nana Aisha Salaudeen Content curator
is a graduate of Business Economics from the University of Bradford. She holds a post graduate diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance from Brentwood College and a Masters degree in Finance, Accounting & Management from the University of Bradford, England. She writes about everything, from random bus drivers and fictional characters to marketing strategies and business plans. She’s passionate about sexual and reproductive health/rights and gender equity – her pen has been spilling her heart out on these topics for years. She channels her love for words into creating awareness and speaking against all forms of gender based and sexual violence.
She is currently a content curator for Stand to End Rape Initiative.
Zainab Sulaiman (Program Coordinator, Intervention)
Zainab Sulaiman is the Program Coordinator, Intervention at Stand To End Rape Initiative. She has over 3 years experience in the field of violence against women. For two years, she researched the relationship between stereotypes and perceptions of victims of gender based violence. She has previously worked as a rape survivor advocate in New York and as a Case Manager working with African immigrant women in the U.S who have been victims of violence.
Zainab is currently a Masters Degree candidate in Global Mental Health, a joint program at both King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology and also Pan-African Studies from Drew University in NJ, USA and possess certificates in women’s health and empowerment. Zainab’s key research and programming interests are in sex trafficking, intimate partner violence, mental health and sexual and reproductive health.
She hopes to see STER Initiative start Crisis Rehabilitative Centers in major cities across Nigeria. Zainab can be contacted via Zainab@standtoendrape.org.
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.
Princess Ilonze’s dream is to see society grow in enlightenment and knowledge so that the newer generation can grow in a place where sexual violence victims are not stigmatised but Supported and the culture doesn’t protect the rapists. She is a graduate of International Relations from Covenant University. Princess began her work with Sexual and Gender Based Violence in the United Nations Information Centre and then went on to complete a 3 month training program in UNHCR Geneva. Since then, she has dedicated her time and energy to the cause and selflessly works to protect survivors from a misunderstanding world.
Princess Ilonze serves as the Communications Manager for STER and manages all social media platforms.
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.