Oluwaseun Osowobi Ayodeji, the founder of Stand to End Rape, an NGO advocating against sexual violence and providing support for survivors, have been awarded The Future of Women Award.
The award is about inspiring, engaging, and recognizing rising women leaders across the continent of Africa.
Out of 1200 nominations from 40 countries received, Oluwaseun won in the area of social impact.
Oluwaseun will receive ad-credit and individual support from Facebook as well as advice on how to connect to the office of the firstlady in Nigeria.
After surviving rape in 2011, Oluwaseun was inspired to work to achieve a different future for women. In 2013, she started an online platform on social media as a means to help survivors speak out. This was born out of the need to help those who have been violated with opportunities for justice and psychological and social support.
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Posted by OkayAfrica on Thursday, September 21, 2017