Meet the 2021 Cohort Fellows

Olaboopo Olubukola Rianat

Barr. Olubukola Olaboopo is a Lawyer, Gender Activist, Youth Leadership &Good Governance Advocate.  She holds a Master of Laws Degree from the University of Ibadan. She studied Mass Communication at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State. At present, she pursues a Ph.D in Law, International Relations & Gender Studies. She serves the State Government of Osun as the Commissioner for Women, Children and Social Affairs.

Barr. Olubukola Olaboopo operates flourishing Chambers in Ibadan and Lagos and has a rewarding Private practice. She recently, launched The Initiative for Humanity Matters, a non-government organisation which does Youth Mentorship, Advocacy on women and children related issues, supports to vulnerable women and under privileged children, trainings & empowerments.

Barr. Olubukola Olaboopo is a recipient of many reputable awards including the 2019 leading 100 Most Distinguished African Young Leaders in the Royal African Youth Leadership Award, a conferment bestowed on her by the United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Nigeria. She was recently awarded the Best Commissioner for Women &Children Affairs in South West, Nigeria.

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