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 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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