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StandToEndRape Convener, Oluwaseun Osowobi Survives COVID-19



Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi

Ganiyat Ganiyu

Director of StandToEndRape, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi has survived the novel Coronavirus disease.

The global speaker and gender equality advocate was among the five coronavirus patients discharged by the Lagos State government on Monday.

Osowobi who had just returned from the United Kingdom to attend the annual Commonwealth Day celebration at Buckingham Palace, United Kingdom took to micro-blogging site, Twitter, to share her experiences while she was quarantined at the disease infectious hospital, Yaba, Lagos.

Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi

She further encouraged people to get tested and stop the stigma. She acknowledged that Coronavirus is not a death sentence and that people can survive it.

Dismayed by the lack of resources available for sexual-assault survivors in Nigeria, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi decided to start an organization dedicated to the issue despite her fears.

Five years on, her organisation Stand to End Rape (STER) has reached around 200,000 people across the country through its services, such as training for health workers and counseling for survivors.

Osowobi has been honored as an Obama Foundation emerging leader.

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