Richard Ginika Izuora
Nigerian activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign, Aisha Yesufu on Tuesday, November 24, was listed by the BBC amongst the top 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for the year 2020.
Aisha Yesufu was shortlisted alongside Sanna Marin who leads Finland’s all-female coalition government; Michelle Yeoh, star of the new Avatar and Marvel films and Sarah Gilbert, who heads the Oxford University research into a coronavirus vaccine, as well as Jane Fonda, a climate activist, and actress.
According to the BBC, this year’s 100 Women list “is highlighting those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.”
Aisha Yesufu was also one of the main faces during the #EndSARS protests which demanded the disbandment of the controversial Special Anti Robbery Squad (Sars) members of which have been accused of the murder, rape, and robbery of civilians.
BBC quoted her as saying, “My advice to women is to fully and unapologetically take their place in the world. Women should stop asking for a place at the table – they should create their own table.”