Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye

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Esther Ijewere- Kalejaiye
Alma materOlabisi Onabanjo University
OrganizationRubies Ink Initiative for Women and Children

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,[1] 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.[2] In 2013, her activism against rape led her to write the book Breaking the Silence, a book that informs about rape and its scourge.[3] Her contributions to the Nigerian society has been recognized by several institutions and governmental parastatal.[4] On 9 July 2016, she was awarded the “Young Person of the Year Award” at the 2016 Miss Tourism Nigeria beauty pageant.[5] She is also a recipient of Wise Women Awards' "Christian Woman in Media Award" which she won in June 2016.[6] Ijewere-Kalejaiye is married with two children.[1]


  1. ^ a b Joseph, Tinuola (13 December 2013). "'Rape victims now come out and talk' – Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye unveils Breaking the Silence". Ecomium Magazine. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  2. ^ "CEO of Rubies Ink, Ijewere-Kalejaiye, wins 'Young Person of the Year Award'". The Eagle. News Agency of Nigeria. 11 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  3. ^ Ajose, Kehinde (4 April 2015). "Speaking up against rape helps the victims get justice — Esther Ijewere Kalejaiye". Vanguard News. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  4. ^ Kolapo Olapoju (13 February 2015). "Rubies Ink partners with LASG to organize C.A.R.E workshop". YNaija. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  5. ^ "CEO of Rubies Ink, Esther Ijewere-Kalejaiye :Wins "young person of the year award"". The Guardian News. 16 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  6. ^ Yusuf Adeoye (27 June 2016). "ESTHER IJEWERE-KALEJAIYE WINS WISE WOMEN AWARDS". TimelineNG. Retrieved 18 July 2016.