Ayodeji Osowobi, Founder— Stand to End Rape has been announced as one of TIME100 Next 2019. TIME 100 Next spotlights 100 rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health and more.
“The TIME 100 Next members all have grand ambitions, and they know they may face even greater setbacks. But by and large, “they are driven by hope,” says TIME executive editor Dan Macsai, who oversees the TIME 100 franchise.”
“They are eager to defy the odds—and fight for a better future.”
Ayodeji through her organization— Stand to End Rape (STER) has reached around 200,000 people across the country through its services, such as training for health workers and counseling for survivors.
She has been honored as an Obama Foundation emerging leader and “has big plans for 2020, including lobbying the Nigerian government for a stronger bill addressing harassment at universities.”
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