At Stand To End Rape, we try 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 David Iyanuoluwa Adeleke for his outstanding work. He is a volunteer with the Communications Team for STER. In getting to know more about David, we asked him a few questions:
What or who inspires you?
David says no one, in particular, inspires him, but he always admires people who are honest about what they know and do not know, and what they can and cannot do.
What is your Mantra?
One quote David lives by is “When you put the work in, it shows.”
What do you do in your quiet time?
David enjoys writing a lot. He loves finding out interesting things, and he loves the freedom that comes with the ability to choose what to do with his time.
How can we address the Gender-Based Violence problem in our society?
David strongly believes grassroots work can end GBV. He says “ and I do not mean this formally or even just structurally. I mean it in the sense that each person needs to realize how much is within their control and how bad things (like GBV) will continue to flourish simply because they choose to turn a blind eye or act like GBV is none of their business.”
What advice would you give your 15-year-old self?
David says he wouldn’t have anything to say to 15-year-old David rather he would let him happily figure things out as he has. David says “ I wouldn’t be where I am, and happily so, if I didn’t experience everything I’ve experienced”
What is your definition of a ‘Safe Nigeria’?
A safe Nigeria to David is one where women can make mistakes without having to pay the price for all the women in the world and a Nigeria where people don’t have to be suspicious of their next-door neighbors.
What are your social media handles?
IG and Twitter: davidiadeleke