Khairatul Saidu is a 17 year old Nigerian Peace Activist who is fighting for the rights of inhumanly sentenced prisoners and youth empowerment. Khairatul’s activism was sparked when her parents were unjustly held in prison when she was only 12 years old, a period which caused her a lot of suffering. She has since engaged in a number of activities including hosting conferences in communities, creating an online arena for youth to share ideas called “Let’s talk about peace and development”, and co-founding the Forget Us Not Campaign project, whose aim is to achieve the United Nation’s sustainable development goals and creating strength in the voices of the unheard.
She is a member of the GenUN, World Youth Alliance and many more prestigious organizations. She is a youth Millennium Development Ambassador 2015 and has petitioned government for global peace and development. She often visits prisoners alongside empowering youth.
Winner of several peace awards already, she is also the founder of Khairatul Saidu Foundation.
The KSF’s vision statement is “to achieve Global Peace and Equanimity through addressing the most commonly faced problems of our World Community, awakening people to the Freedom of Peace”. Their activities focus on giving youth a respected platform to voice their concerns, restoring the freedom of unjustly detained prisoners, supporting country equality through promoting and supporting the balance of/for all, and finally, supporting the development of equipment which would be given out to women and youth for safety purposes in the case of kidnappings and rape.
Khairatul Saidu is an seventeen years old Nigerian Anti-Curruption Human Rights Activist with over 5 years of experience in advocacy. Currently, Khairatul Saidu is the
Founder/CEO at Khairatul Saidu Foundation (KSF), a unique startup which uses technology-based approach to tackle corruption in the judicial system. It’s movement focuses on promoting anti-corruption through a technology-based approach, as well as addressing problems of corruption in daily activities from bribery to gratification in the judicial system thus fighting for the rights and freedom of those unjustly imprisoned. She focuses on advocating for the rights of those unjustly imprisoned and ensuring that there is fairness and transparency in justice. She has provide counselling to youths and victims who has been unjustly detained alongside has hosted several conferences impacting youths with the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and has volunteered as youth ambassador by promoting the My Face For Peace Campaign for fairness. She’s a member of the Women Speakers Association (WSA), Young African Leaders Initiative Network (YALI Network) and World Merit. Khairatul is motivated to stand up for fairness and justice because she’s experience have both parents being unjustly detained in prison, this experience gave her the opportunity to experience the high level of corruption in the judicial system where people are being convicted for wrong reasons, this has lead her to became an Anti-Curruption Human Rights Activist. She has won several human rights awards ranging from The Princess Diana International Award For Advocacy to Public Peace Prize. Women Against Violent Extremism (WAVE) in partnership with American University of Nigeria recognised Khairatul Saidu as one amongst the 100 women who are endlessly taking actions for women and against Gender Violence. Khairatul Saidu plans to create a standard online
platform that promotes Accountability, Transparency and Justice which is simple, efficient and acts as an online platform that provides opportunity for citizens to be mentored on legal issues, report corruption cases, track their report and document corruption within the legal system thus creating opportunity for those unjustly
imprisoned to regain their freedom.