Achieving Gender Justice & Reconciliation - Isaac Ejakhegbe
On 22 November 2017, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation (IJR) in partnership with LEAD SA, will celebrate 10 young African activists (between the ages of 18 – 35), who are doing exceptional work in the Gender Justice Field.
Since the year 2000, the IJR hosts the prestigious Reconciliation awards ceremony where individuals or organisations are recognised for their contribution in advancing reconciliation across different spheres of society.
Building on from last year’s successful introduction of the Rising Shaper award where three young people who made an outstanding contribution to achieving nation-building and reconciliation were recognised, this year 10 young activists were chosen from 47 public nominations.
Isaac Ejakhegbe, Nigeria
Isaac Ejakhegbe is a Founder and Executive Director of Youth Spotlight Initiative - a youth led organization that has a background in public health and health promotion.
Currently with seed grant from Women Deliver, Isaac is implementing a project to end female genital mutilation as a way of addressing gender based violence/improving the health of young girl and women in Nigeria. He is also passionate on promoting youth access to contraception, and his MSc thesis was on gender equality, women empowerment and contraceptive use aimed at advocating for a broader health policy, programming and financing for women and girls access to FP and how male can be supportive on women access to FP services.
The recognition and in-depth profiling of the above listed activists will run from 13 November – 17 November 2017 on both IJR and Lead SA’s digital platforms.