Aisha Yesufu Recognized By BBC As One Of 100 Most Influential Women In The World

Human Rights Activist, Aisha Yesufu

This was disclosed when the BBC unveiled its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

According to the BBC, 2020’s 100 Women list “is highlighting those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.”

Aisha Yesufu is a Nigerian activist born in Kano state on December 12, 1974. She is from Edo state but resides in Kano.

The co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls movement has been vocal in the fight against injustice, bad governance and human rights violation in Nigeria.

Her most recent activism was her contribution in the #EndSARS protest by Nigerians against extra-judicial activities of the now-disbanded SARS unit of the Nigerian Police Force and other forms of police brutality.

Aisha Yesufu at EndSARS PROTEST

Other Nigerian women included in the list were; UK-based nurse, Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu and Uyaiedu Ipke-Etim, a Nigerian feminist film-maker, among others.

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