Human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu has finally attained the global recognition many say she deserves as she has been listed among the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for the year 2020.

Aisha Yesufu

The news was disclosed after the Broadcasting company dropped its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world. According to the BBC, this year’s influential women list “is highlighting those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.”

Aisha Yesufu was born on December 12, 1974, by Edo parents but was however raised in Kano state where she resides.

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The activist had always shared her difficult experiences of being a girl-child in a heavily patriarchal environment. Nevertheless, she has always been vocal in the fight against injustice and bad governance in Nigeria.

Aisha Yesufu

Her most recent activism was her fight as a forefront voice of the EndSARS movement, a campaign that got attention from all across the world against the deadly activities of the now-disbanded SARS unit of the Nigerian Police Force involved in police brutality.

She was even made the face of the massive street processions and was hailed as a heroine all over social media for the bravery she showed in the fight against government oppression in the West African country.

Included in the influential list were other Nigerian women such as UK-based nurse, Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu and Uyaiedu Ipke-Etim, a Nigerian feminist film-maker, among others.

 

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