Olaoluwa Abagun
Founder/Executive Director, Girl Pride Circle Initiative

Young Peacebuilders

Olaoluwa Abagun is a young lawyer, passionate girls’ rights advocate and unapologetic feminist. She was ushered into advocacy at the tender age of 13, as a Senator in the Nigerian Children's Parliament. Olaoluwa is the Founder/Executive Director of Girl Pride Circle Initiative, a registered NGO based in Nigeria which advocates for girls rights and empowers adolescent girls through community workshops and after-school education clubs. In 3 years, Girl Pride Circle has reached over 2000 adolescent girls in South-West Nigeria, educating them about leadership & advocacy, peace building and gender equality. Olaoluwa Abagun has been recognized as a Women Deliver Young Leader – one of the 200 outstanding youth advocates for the health, rights, and well-being of women/girls across the world. She has been awarded the distinction of Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society and was recently named one of the world's 100 most influential individuals in gender policy in 2018.


UNAOC Pillar

  • youth
  • education

Areas of Focus

  • Diversity and Social Inclusion
  • Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
  • Human Rights and the Rule of Law
  • Interfaith Understanding


  • Advocacy
  • Evaluation
  • Monitoring
  • Research
  • Interpersonal
  • Human Resources
  • Mentoring
  • Motivation
  • Legal Advice
  • Management
  • Coordination
  • Decision Making
  • Negotiation
  • Team Building
  • Presentations
  • Proofreading
  • Proposals
  • Publicity
  • Social Media
  • Speeches
  • Organization & Planning
  • Events
  • Strategy
  • Trainings
  • Internet


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