Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi wins Commonwealth Young Person of the Year 2019. Oluwaseun is the founder of Stand to End Rape Initiative (STER), a youth led NGO advancing human rights, and campaigning for an end to Gender Based Violence through advocacy & support. Oluwaseun is a graduate of Development Studies from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations with specialization in Gender Studies from Swansea University, United Kingdom.
Oluwaseun is responsible for conducting advocacy and project implementation and ensuring survivors of gender-based violence receive medical, legal, and psycho-social services. Through her work, she is proud to have been selected as one of 200 Obama Young Leaders: Africa. As an advocate, she is proud to have broken the culture of silence on rape in Nigeria and establishing an NGO to provide support to victims.