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Introducing myself and my journal: women are unique creature

About Me:
I was born into a family of nine, 44years ago.My illiterate parents had 7 children, 6 girls and a boy. I had primary, secondary and tertiary education.I was a guildance counsellor in secondary school for 18 years where i was exposed to series of cases violence against women and girls. I later moved to Osun State University, Osogbo and was the Student Affairs Officer Of the university for a year. I later moved to my present place of work, Obafemi Awolowo University as a Guildance Counsellor in the Counselling unit of the Division of Students' Affairs of the university. I have handled cases of rapes, physical assault of female students from their male counterpart, sexual harassment etc. I am the representative of my division at the Center For Gender Equality andSocial Policy of the university

My Passions:
My passon is that this world be made safe for women and girls

My Challenges:
It is a serious challenge that, despite the crying all over the world that violence against women and should stop, you still hear almost everyday of cases of maltreatment or the other of women here and there, it like our male counterpart are turning deaf ears

My Vision for the Future:
To work towards all countries formulate policy that would stop violence against women and girls and enforce the policy

My Areas of Expertise:
Counselling, Writing and reading


ShukThi's picture

similar interests

Dear Busayo

I work in a different continent from you, but we have very similar interests in social justice. I too feel driven to make the world a safe one for women and girls, without the fear of sexualized violence.

You have a lot more experience than me and I would love to learn and hear about your ideas on the topic. I would love to share my experiences and ideas as well. I have sent you a request to add me as your friend. I have worked in various ways to fight gender-based violence. My previous job was at a university women's center and I heard many stories of rape on campus.

I have come to believe that an essential part of changing this dynamic is to work with men and boys to change their idea of sex, women and the world. I would love to hear your thoughts on this.


busayo's picture

You are right

Hi Nsoumya,
I agree with you that we have to work wiith men and boys to change their idea of sex, women and the world. In the counselling unit where i work we have started something like that. We organize series of talks and seminars on Self Esteem and Self Image . You know men that rape are the ones with low self esteem and poor self image,they are always incapable of approaching girls for dating and so when they see girls that apeal to them instead of doing it the right way, they lay ambush for such girls. According to psychology, this could be traced to problems during the early stage of their lives. In these seminars we have related topics on how you can develop good self image and high self esteem. We also have talks with girls on how they could protect themselves from being raped and when it happens the necessary thing to do immediately because many of the girls would be raped and they would not report at all because of the stigma. We assured the girls that the rapist would be dealt with and their identity would be protected. We also encouraged the University to put in place security patrol round the campus 24 hours and they have been trying.We will continue in these struggles until this world is made safe for girls and women. In fact myself and my collegues have decided that we want to carry these crusade to the high schools around us. Our challenge is the university cannot sponsor this because it is outside their program but we are still trusting God for fund because we feel strongly that this is what we should do. We have series of under aged single mothers all over the places and this due to the poverty level and ignorance on how they could protect themselves from sexual harassment.

Busayo Obisakin
Women inspiration Development center
Ile-Ife, Nigeria

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