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 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 2 years, Girl Pride Circle has reached over 1000 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 was recently awarded the distinction of Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society and named a Finalist for the McKinsey Next Generation Women Leaders Award 2017.

UNAOC INFORMATION

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

Skills

  • 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

SUCCESS STORIES

  • Dealing a Final Blow on Sexual Violence against Adolescent Girls

    • Olaoluwa Abagun
    • Young Peacebuilders

    Founder of Girl Pride Circle & vocal girls’ rights advocate – Olaoluwa Abagun was deeply disturbed by the sad reality that her community in Lagos (Alimosho) records about the highest prevalence of sexual violence against adolescent girls. She knew it was time to ACT. The perfect opportunity came in June 2016, when Olaoluwa was awarded […]

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