For her contribution to giving a voice to mental health in Nigeria, Hauwa Ojeifo has been nominated for the MTV EMA Generation Change award.
The Generation Change Award is a new category created to recognize the inspiring, young change makers of the world.
Hauwa is the founder of She Writes Woman, a movement of love, hope and support for women that live with mental disorders in Nigeria. She is the creator of walk-in clinic called Safe Place, the first 24/7 mental health crisis helpline and the first anonymous women-only mental health support group in Nigeria.
She was nominated alongside four other people from other countries.
“They’re all no older than 25 and tackling some of the world’s toughest problems in substantial ways. Each changemaker represents a different cause worth fighting for,” the website reads.
The Award will be presented during the 2018 MTV EMA red carpet show in Bilbao, Spain on 4 November.
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