Joy Gyeyock Theyra a B.Sc. holder in Computer Science was born on July 22, in Nigeria. As an eloquent and compelling public speaker and also a passionate humanitarian with cross-over appeal, Joy has inspired many across the state through her bodacious gifting. With every situation molding her into the strong and passionate woman that she is today, she believes that she is a role model for not just young ladies, but for older women and also for men as the case may be. Focusing particularly on self realization, virtue, empowerment, relevance and more broadly, instilling values in the feminine gender so as to give them a future without fear or regrets, Joy has a mission to inspire and raise women to be their best in making a difference in their lives and the lives of others by adding virtue to them, empowering women to take responsibilities, in becoming great wives and mothers by providing role models they can relate to and exposures to help them become better.
Inspired by the Bible, challenges, experiences, the world around her and the people she meets along the way, Joy has always wanted to be relevant in the world and her society.
More than anything, Joy sees a future where women all over the world will be relevant in every sphere of life.
-Current Job: I currently work with a Women’s Rights Organization
-Education: B.Sc. Computer Science
-First Job: Same as current Job
-Necessary Luxury: Tea
-Your Passion: Human Development
WHAT FUELS ME?
- As an eloquent and compelling public speaker with finesse for women empowerment, I have inspired many in my community and state through my audacity. With every situation molding me into the strong and passionate woman that I am today, I believe that I could be a role model for not just young ladies but for older women and also for men as the case may be. Inspired by my experiences and challenges growing up, the world around me and the people I meet in this life’s journey, I have always wanted to be relevant in the world and the society. It doesn’t just end there; I also have a mission to inspire and raise women to be their best in making a difference in their lives and the lives of others by adding virtue to them, empowering them to take responsibilities in becoming great wives and mothers by providing role models they can relate to and exposures to help them become better.
More than anything, I see a future where virtue, relevance and more broadly, values are instilled in the feminine gender to give them a future without fear or regrets.
MY GREATEST INFLUENCE:
A profound challenge I had as a young girl growing up is the fact that I was abused as a young girl in a relationship.
MY TOP THREE ROLE MODELS:
- These are my role models because one way or the other, I see me in them. Being Resilient, Strong, Determined and yet Warm in spite of their experiences and challenges.
IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS…
My envisioned goal for the next five years is to personally raise at least a thousand girls and young women who are empowered economically, materially, spiritually, socially, educationally and occupationally.
THE AFRICAN WOMAN’S CHALLENGE:
- Gender Based Violence
- In my daily work, I come across women that go through these challenges and in my little way, I provide legal aid counseling for them. I facilitate training to sensitize women and create awareness to the public of the dangers of these challenges to Nation development. I also carry out advocacy for policy reforms and passage of gender supportive laws
WHAT I DO TO RELAX:
- I watch a comedy movie or
- Play songs that I know then sing along and dance sometimes
MY – I.C.E. [INSPIRE|CELEBRATE|EMPOWER] VISION
- The African woman goes through a lot and yet she is not broken, broken and yet not shattered, shattered and yet picks up her pieces, glues them together and moves on. And while moving on, she does not forget where she is coming from and where she is going. The African woman is strong, elegant, patient. determined, a goal setter and go-getter. An African woman will continue to do these and much more if she is Inspired, Celebrated and Empowered.
MY AFRICAN UNION PLANS:
Programmes Coordinator. This is because I have worked and I am currently working in the Programmes Department with recorded successes in:
Project implementation around advocacy for legal reforms, legal empowerment, and Economical empowerment.
- Dialogue and networking with Civil Society Organizations for the promotion of women’s rights
- Implementation of campaigns and supporting passage of legislation for GBV prevention and support of women victims
- Engagement in outcome-oriented capacity-building efforts with partners, (CSO and state actors)in areas such as legislative advocacy, work planning, and monitoring.
- Counseling, mobilizing, sensitizing and providing skills training for women
- Supporting analysis and scoping out additional potential engagements through which Evidence Action could support the scale-up of legal reforms gains in Nigeria
- Supporting of social communication campaigns and visibility of WRAPA and its cause targeted at different stakeholders including the media, development partners, government agencies, and the academia.
I have recorded success in these projects and I believe I will do better in future engagements.