About Hands Off Initiaitive
Hands Off Initiative is a non-profit organisation established in March 2018 and began operations officially in august, 2018 to address the systemic problem of rape, sexual abuse, harassment and assault by going to schools and communities to teach children, teenagers and young adults about Consent.
At Hands Off Initiative, we believe if children and young people are made to understand what consent is, we would raise a generation where cases of sexual assault, sexual harassment and rape are non-existent in our societies.
We aim to build a society where people ask before they proceed, a society where boundaries are respected and a society where everyone respects the other person’s body. A society where NO means NO and where normalized harmful practices are dismantled one consent class at a time.
The Hands Off Team
The amazing people who help make this dream a reality.
Ololade is a graduate of French from the University of Lagos and she is also the co-founder of Here To Help, a Non-Profit working towards providing quality education assistance to domestic workers, while also lobbying against the ills of the domestic services industry in Nigeria.
After Lade came across a No Means No Worldwide video in late 2017, she was inspired to educate as many young people as she can on consent and that inspiration birthed Hands Off Initiative in 2018.
Lade is passionate about women and children's rights and she has devoted much of her life by working with Hands Off Initiative and multiple Non-Profit Organisations fighting towards providing justice for victims and making the world a better and safer place such as Here To Help, Slum2School Africa, Sanitary Aid Nigeria and Stand To End Rape.
Ndali E. Ozegbe
Program Director, Nigeria
Ndali is a graduate of the University of Nottingham where she obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Psychology degree.
Ndali works with the team to initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of Hands Off Initiative in Nigeria.
She is also the Lead Strategist for Indexe Strategy, a Management and Career Development consultancy she founded, fuelled by her passion for innovation and desire to promote economic growth, and the founder of Mindset Initiative, a company that creates aromatherapy products that make use of the innate properties of plant life in nature to help provide relief from minor ailments.
Sibulele Mihlali Masiza
Program Director, South Africa
Sibulele Mihlali Masiza is a Marketing student at the Nelson Mandela University. She works with the team to initiate and set goals for programs according to the strategic objectives of Hands Off Initiative in South Africa.
Head of Counseling
Glory is a member of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professions in Nigeria (ACAPAN) and the Counseling Association of Nigeria (CASSON). She works closely with professional therapists to provide survivors with counseling services for Hands Off Initiative in Nigeria.
Glory is a graduate of the University of Ibadan where she studied Guidance and Counseling and she led various students groups. She is currently a graduate student also at the University of Ibadan working towards a Masters of Science degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
She is passionate about mental health and volunteers a chunk of her time at orphanages, children homes and youth friendly centers.
When she's not listening to true crime podcasts, reading, or discovering new music, she can be found discovering the best places to have brunch.
Godwin Olatunde is a visual designer, a graduate of covenant university interested in effecting positive change among young people. He handles the design and graphics for hands off initiative. While not working, he is looking for good food spots or binge watching movies on Netflix.
Social Media Director
Ruth joined HandsOff Initiative in 2019 with the intention of utilising her passion for social change as greatly as possible. She handles Hands Off social media strategy and creates content for Hands Off Initiative. She also works in the outreach team to teach as many young boys and girls about consent as possible. She has enjoyed the challenge of working with the highly capable teams across Lagos and Abuja, as each experience brings new opportunities and develops her a little more. She hopes to remain with HandsOff for as long as it exists. Her hobbies are reading, learning about food, and nail art.
We have an amazing set of volunteers who make the mission possible.