- Age: 29
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We can always do better in making the world a better place. It is a collective responsibility. This is our home where even the smallest girl should stand equal without violence. Together we can!
- Jeremiah Ojo
Jeremiah Ojo was born and raised in Nigeria. He received his Bachelor of Science from Obafemi Awolowo University in 2017 and is currently working toward his Master’s in Demography and Social Statistics. Jeremiah is a member of The Teens Awareness Movement, SmilingThrough Leadership Hub, and EduTV.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
When I was 16, a female friend of mine struggled due to parental neglect. She mingled with friends that misinformed her about sexuality. Through this, she got pregnant. This event halted her academic pursuits and affected her self-esteem. This moment stirred an advocacy within me.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I coordinated the commemoration of the International Day of the Girl on 11 October 2019 with the assistance of volunteers across two states in Nigeria. This event has planted a seed of self-esteem and self-worth, which continues to help these girls daily.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Reading, writing, and listening to good music.
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- role of education in reproductive rights
- environment, communal, and religious factors in gender equality
- societal stigma in adolescent sexual and reproductive rights