“Volunteering is at the very core of being a human. No one has made it through life without someone else’s help.” – Heather French Henry
At Stand To End Rape, we love to recognize our volunteers, who go above and beyond in fighting against sexual violence and actively contributing to the day to day running of our initiative.
This month, we would like to recognize Oyesola Funmi Ayeni for her contributions to the day to day activities of STER. She is the Director of Research, M&E, and Learning at STER. In getting to know more about Funmi, we asked her a few questions:
What or who inspires you?
Funmi says her mother (Retired Maj. Titilayo Agbomabini) inspires her a lot.
What is your Mantra?
Funmi lives by the quote “God never stops working”.
What do you do for fun?
Funmi’s hobbies include traveling with loved ones and trying out new food.
How can we address the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) problem in our society?
Funmi believes GBV can be addressed through a multifaceted approach that considers factors at various levels of the ecological system.
What advice would you give your 15-year-old self?
Funmi would tell her 15 year old to not be in a hurry to grow up.
What is your definition of a ‘Safe Nigeria’?
A safe Nigeria to Funmi is a country where all citizens are able to fully participate and maximize health and well-being without the threat of violence or harm.
We appreciate the consistency and hard work you put in on a daily basis. Thank you Funmi.