Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi is a multi-award-winning gender equality advocate with eight years of experience in deploying effective solutions to challenge systemic social barriers that promote violence against women and girls and utilising social and behaviour change communication to improve SGBV knowledge, attitudes and practices in order to achieve Gender Equality.
She is a Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals endorsed by the United Nations and the Executive Director of Stand to End Rape Initiative (STER), a leading NGO that adopts a comprehensive approach to working with communities to generate sustainable homegrown solutions and partners with local and national groups on systems-level prevention and intervention while providing holistic psychosocial support to survivors in Nigeria.
Oluwaseun fosters systemic change by providing capacity-building support on violence prevention and intervention initiatives to governmental and non-governmental institutions as well as supporting
policy advocacy to enjoin the Nigerian Government for the passage of gender-centred Laws.
In 2019, Oluwaseun partnered with BBC Africa Eye on the #SexforGrades documentary to highlight sexual harassment in Nigerian tertiary institutions. Through this effort, the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary
Institution Prohibition Bill was relaunched at the National Assembly and passed the third reading.
As a young feminist, Oluwaseun is a Founding Member of the Feminist Coalition and NALA Feminist Collective, two youth-led feminist movements advancing women’s rights and accountability measures
to mandate African governments to uphold their commitments to GEF.
In recognition of her work, Oluwaseun was named the Commonwealth Young Person for the Year 2019, TIME 100 NEXT and awarded the 2020 Global Citizen Prize Nigeria’s Hero Award.