Osoise Joshua Peter-Imoisili
- Age: 28
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It’s time for a new narrative on gender equality and women’s SRHR, and it starts with youth engagement in promoting gender equality and SRHR for all girls and women.
- Osoise Joshua Peter-Imoisili
Osoise Joshua Peter-Imoisil was born and raised in Nigeria. He received a Bachelor of Science in Physiology with Specialty in Reproductive Physiology from the University of Benin in 2016. As a Special Assistant on Media and Communications to Edo State Governor, Osoise Joshua develops and implements communication strategy while also preparing and overseeing time-sensitive production of creative materials, collateral and video, press releases, social media content, newsletters, website content, campaign development toolkits, and materials for external use. As Brand, Style, and Communications Consultant at GENDIS, he reviews and analyzes the performance of communications channels and activities, utilizing evaluation for improvement in reaching strategy objectives.
Additionally, Osoise Joshua is a Child Support Initiative board member and was Director of Public Relations at Basic Medical Science Student’s Association, University of Benin.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
The inequalities I saw my mother and sisters experience while growing up had a profound effect on me. They were way too painful for me to ignore. I didn't want my daughters to grow in this same patriarchal climate, and that's why I am disrupting this inequality by attacking it from its ugly foundation, the lack of sexual and reproductive health and rights for girls and women.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
Being politically inclined, I was a parliamentarian that pushed motions in support of female members of my then faculty association to hold key executive and leadership position in student unionism. This brought about the active participation of females in politics and had a ripple effect on the faculty management, giving female lecturers the opportunity to hold academic and administrative offices in the faculty.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy traveling, listening to inspirational music, watching movies, blogging, and gaming.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- French (Elementary)
- access to safe and discreet abortion in resource-constrained settings
- generating and using evidence for SRHR-based policy and advocacy
- role of new media in building public support for adolescent girls' and young women's SRHR
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Gender Equality in Emergencies from DisasterReady.org
- Foundational Skills for Communicating About Health from University of Michigan – Coursera
- Humanitarian Context Systems and Standards Course from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Family Planning Method and Working with Religious Readers from The Challenge Initiative Be Your Best Advocate
- IYAFP BAMSSA Most Hardworking Executive Council Member (2014)
- GENDIS Award for Most Incandescent Male Gender Equality Champion
- IYAFP Nigeria Country Coordinator Prize for Top 10 Members Working on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights