Safe Kicks Initiative: Adolescent Girls Against Sexual Violence
ABOUT THE PROJECT
According to Mirabel Center, a foremost Sexual Assault Referral Center in Lagos Nigeria, 592 of its 845 female patients between 2013 - 2015 were adolescent girls, with the majority of patients resident in Kosofe & Alimosho Local Government Areas. Through the education & empowerment of 250 adolescent girls, as well as the mobilization of key members of the community to adopt a Community Action Plan, Olaoluwa hopes that the project will prevent sexual violence against adolescent girls in Alimosho Local Government by 2017.
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Olaoluwa is an unapologetic feminist and vocal advocate for girls’ rights in Africa. She is also the Founder of the Girl Pride Circle, a Nigerian-based non-profit initiative which aims to advocate for girls' rights and to empower girls. Olaoluwa received her LLB from the Faculty of Law at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 2015. Starting at the age of 13, Olaoluwa served for four years as a Child Senator in the Nigerian Children’s Parliament which gave her the opportunity to begin engaging in child rights advocacy work. As an undergraduate, Olaoluwa also volunteered for two years with the Talent Management Unit of AIESEC in Nigeria and Panama. She views writing as an ideal way to communicate impactful narratives. Her essay entitled "Policies on the Empowerment of Young Women in Africa: The Missing Piece in the African Jigsaw," was a 2014 finalist in the Africa Youth Day Essay Competition, hosted by the African Union Commission. Olaoluwa hopes to empower other young girls to tell their stories and advocate for their rights in an effort help realize the potential of Nigerian girls.