Adeola Oyinlade has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 ABA International Human Rights Award.
Adeola Oyinlade is a Nigerian lawyer, human rights advocate and international law expert also known for providing pro bono legal services to those in need in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa.
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Dr. Abiodun Adereni, the founder and CEO of HelpMum has emerged winner of the 2021 Waislitz Global Citizen COVID-19 Response Award.
As a result of his work during the pandemic, Dr. Adereni was awarded the COVID-19 Response Award, which honors a person who implemented a specific program to address the impacts of COVID-19 in their community. With the $50,000 cash prize, he plans to expand HelpMum’s services to support more pregnant women in rural areas.
The winners of the 2021 Waislitz Global Citizen Award are:
- 2021 Waislitz Global Citizen Award Grand Prize — Bina Shrestha (Patan, Nepal)
- 2021 Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award — Tania Rosas (Bogota, Colombia)
- 2021 Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award — Jimmy Pham (Hanoi, Vietnam)
- 2021 Waislitz Global Citizen COVID-19 Response Award — Dr. Abiodun Adereni (Ibadan, Nigeria)
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Olasubomi Iginla Aina has been elected as a Director of the Global Non-Government Organisation Executive Committee (GNEC).
Alongside the other 17 individuals which form the GNEC, they act as the liaison between the NGO community and the United Nations (UN) through the Department of Global Communication of the UN.
Following this appointment, Olasubomi Iginla Aina becomes the only Nigerian on the GNEC, which comprises representatives elected by civil society organizations that are officially associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UNDGC).
She brings in professional experience, ground-breaking ideas and creativity which will be of great benefit to Global NGOs, relevant stakeholders & the Executive Committee.
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Eight Nigerians have emerged recipients of the 2021 The Diana Award, which celebrates outstanding young people selflessly creating and sustaining positive social change.
The Diana Award was established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales for young persons aged 9-25 years for their social action or humanitarian work through a retrospective nomination process only.
Young people as recipients of the 2020 The Diana Award do not work towards the award, rather they demonstrate their suitability through their actions, without any expectation of reward.
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