Rinu Oduala

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Born (1998-11-01) November 1, 1998 (age 22)
Lagos State, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
CitizenshipNigeria
Alma materLagos State University
Occupation
  • Human rights advocate
  • Media Strategist
  • Activist

Rinu Oduala[1] is a human rights advocate focused primarily on issues of equity, justice, humanity and community advancement.

Born on November 1, 1998 and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, she holds a diploma from Moshood Abiola Polytechnic and studies Chemistry at the Lagos State University, Nigeria.

Rinu has advocated for issues related to youth, health[2], women, children and undeserved communities since she was a teen. As a leading voice[3] in the #ENDSARS[4] movement and the CEO of The Savvy Reach and founder of a youth led organization, Rinu[5] has worked to organize groups and connect[6] individuals with knowledge and tools and provide citizens and policy makers with common sense policies that ensure equity.

Rinu was also among the peaceful EndSARS protesters that had their bank account frozen[7] by the Nigeria's Central Bank of Nigeria.

Rinu has been recognized by leading brands for her work as a community organizer and brand strategist, and continues to provide capacity to activists, organizers and influenced to make an impact.[8]

Spurred by police brutality in Nigeria and beyond, Rinu has become a key player in the work to confront the systems and structures that have led to mass incarceration and police killings of Nigerians. She was listed as a member of the Lagos State Judiciary Panel of Inquiry[9] by the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on police brutality after the 2020 Lekki shooting.

Rinu was also listed among the 31 Women Creating a Positive Impact in Africa[10] by NBC.

References

  1. "End Sars protests: The Nigerian women leading the fight for change". BBC News. 2020-12-01. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  2. Ajumobi, Kemi (October 23, 2020). "RINU ODUALA, A leading advocate in Nigeria's need for overdue change and applied reforms". Businessday. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  3. Dark, Shayera. "Female leaders in Nigeria's EndSARS movement helped it grow, gave it staying power". Quartz Africa. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  4. CNN, Stephanie Busari, Orji Sunday and Aisha Salaudeen. "Nigerians take to the streets in protests against controversial police unit accused of brutality". CNN. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  5. Desmond, Vincent (2020-11-18). "How Women Powered Nigeria's #ENDSARS Movement". ELLE. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  6. "'Hope Is Lost' As Police Open Fire On Pro-Reform Protesters In Lagos, Nigeria". WAMU. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  7. Staff, Reuters (2020-11-08). "Nigeria's central bank freezes accounts of police brutality protesters". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  8. "Female leadership in Nigeria's EndSARS movement helped it grow, then gave it staying power". finance.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  9. Odunsi, Wale (2020-10-27). "End SARS: Rinu Oduala, Temitope Majekodunmi join Lagos panel to represent youths". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 2021-01-07.
  10. "31 Women Creating a Positive Impact in Africa". NBC4 Washington. Retrieved 2021-01-07.

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