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Over the years, we have fought gender inequality by focusing solely on the female gender. I strongly believe we would achieve more by identifying and filling the gaps in the male gender in an aim to achieve gender equality.
- Oluwatomi Olunuga
Oluwatomi Olunuga was born and raised in Nigeria. She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Babcock University in 2017. As a Senior Research Associate at Blue Gate Public Health Promotion Initiative, Oluwatomi assists in the planning, implementation, and coordination of research and consultancy activities, writes research proposals and grants, develops instruments for data collection, analyzes and interprets data, and writes abstracts for international conferences. As a Project Director at Malematters, she plans, monitors, and manages all projects implemented by the organization. Additionally, Oluwatomi is a volunteer at Sozonetworks, Program Team volunteer at The Lively Initiative Nigeria, and Faculty Director at Learning Africa.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
The male gender slips into habits and patterns that counters efforts made to achieve gender equality, and not enough has been done to curb this trend due to societal and cultural influence. The need to empower and engage men with the right perspective is my major motivation.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I led the implementation of male matters online conference, which comprised of over 160 males who were educated on who a man is and what is expected of him in leadership, finance, health, emotional well-being, spiritual development, and social responsibility. I am currently planning to increase male involvement in maternal healthcare.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Volunteering, reading, and acting.
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