|Intro||Nigerian author, advocate, women and girl child’s rights activist and columnist|
Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye is a Nigerian author, advocate, women and girl child’s rights activist and a columnist for The Guardian.
A graduate of Sociology from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria, Ijewere-Kalejaiye is the founder of Rubies Ink Initiative for Women and Children, an umbrella organization which covers several women and girl child-related projects including Walk Against Rape, Women of Rubies, Project Capable, Rubies Ink Media and the College Acquaintance Rape Education Workshop. In 2013, her activism against rape led her to write the book Breaking the Silence, a book that informs about rape and its scourge. Her contributions to the Nigerian society has been recognized by several institutions and governmental parastatal. On 9 July 2016, she was awarded the “Young Person of the Year
Award” at the 2016 Miss Tourism Nigeria beauty pageant. She is also a recipient of Wise Women Awards’ “Christian Woman in Media Award” which she won in June 2016. Ijewere-Kalejaiye is married with two children.