Girls Act: Oluwakemi Gbadamosi

Oluwakemi Gbadamosi is a passionate advocate for women and girls’ rights. Her advocacy work focuses keenly on HIV/AIDS, women and girls’ rights, and access to education for young women and girls. She is a lawyer, communications/PR expert, policy/advocacy strategist and a leadership coach.

Gbadamosi works as the Snr. Manager PR and Communications –Africa, and Regional Policy and Advocacy Manager – Mozambique, Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation; the largest independent provider of free HIV/AIDS services in the world. The Foundation serves more than one million individuals across forty-two countries, 13 in Africa.

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At the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, she is a co-initiator of the organisation’s Girls Act initiative in Africa, which focuses on ending new HIV infections in young women and girls. Girls Act has reached more than 5,000 girls and expanded to AHF’s programs in Haiti and Peru.

Oluwakemi Gbadamosi is an internationally certified speaker, coach, trainer and facilitator with the John Maxwell Team. She serves as CEO of The SEED Hub  – a parent company for Made for More, Purple Butterfly and The Girls Project. She is also a TEDx Speaker and inspirational public speaker. In 2012, she co-organized The Swaziland Project in Malaysia, a fundraising dinner for Swaziland children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

Oluwakemi Gbadamosi received her LLB (Law) and BL degrees from the University of Abuja and Nigeria Law School respectively. She holds a Masters degree in Communications and Public Relations from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia, a certificate of leadership and management in health from the University of Washington and a certificate in organizational leadership from the Uganda Management Institute.

Gbadamosi personally contributes to the academic pursuits of vulnerable girls. She serves as a mentor to many young women, especially in the development sector and sits on the board of various organisations.  She is a member of The Public Relations Society of America, John Maxwell Team, Hive Global, International AIDS Society and Network of young practitioners in Communications and Public Relations (PAYC), among others.

She has written and published articles on conflict resolution, multicultural society, and HIV/AIDS.

 

Postscript
To mark 16 Days of Activism, I am honouring 16 Remarkable Women who painstakingly work to educate on gender inequality, human rights and putting an end to violence against women and girls.

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