Media Fellows 2018

Joseph Oluwadare

Joseph Oluwadare

Joseph Oluwadare: in a country were young people tend to be less empowered and represented and unable to have their voice heard in public and in policy-making Joseph Oluwadare is a human rights activist and camera handler with NTA since 2015.

He was born in the city of Lagos and currently living in Abuja the capital of Nigeria. As a comrade reformer, he stands out among other activists to fight for the voiceless, students and harassment of LGBT people on campus.

His area of focus for the year is on social exclusion of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country.

Due to the risk of being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. He graduated from Osun State Polytechnic Iree.

Work:

  1. Joined an LGBTI paralegal team in Abuja Nigeria and occasionally gets assigned LGBTI cases to mediate around Abuja/Kaduna, Nigeria. Joseph travelled to Nasarawa and Kaduna State to intervene in cases of discrimination and forced ousting which lead to violence and a secondary school students facing threats of expulsion and harassment due to the accusation of being lesbians.

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