Rashidat (Funmi) Raimi
- Age: 30
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Be intentional, be consistent.
- Rashidat (Funmi) Raimi
Rashidat Raimi provides technical support to the Ismade Integrated Nig ltd team. She has volunteered and worked in not-for- profit/NGOs as a program assistant and communication officer. She has accumulated knowledge and skills through advocacy, partnership, and work in community mobilization and organization, development programming and its application in SRHR, gender mainstreaming, poverty reduction, and sustainable human development especially women and youth development programming. She received a BE.d in Primary Education from the University of Ilorin. Rashidat developed a strong sense of passion for the not-for-profit sector as an alumnus of a youth development program at Global Xchange (VSO) nearly 12 years ago. This experience gave her a deep appreciation of how development organizations seek to improve the quality of life of humanity especially grassroots level.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Gender inequalities persist in all areas of social and economic life across the globe. Since inequalities are created by unequal power dynamics, sustainable development relies on unending discrimination toward women and proving equal opportunities. Gender equality has been shown to stimulate economic growth for the development of a country.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
I collaborated with two creative and like-minded volunteers to raise the aspirations of girls through a career talk session, as well as organizing workshops for young people as a team of twenty. The career talk session and workshop turned out to be remarkable and productive due to the large turnout of young people and the support given to them.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Singing and songwriting.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Hausa (Intermediate)
- Yoruba (Intermediate)